Lagos - Fans in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state yet again
confirmed their passion for the beautiful game with a rousing welcome to the
Golden Eaglets on Sunday.
Fans who were at the Kwara Stadium Complex for the usual
Sunday walk-out troop en mass and milled
around the national team immediately their Marcopolo Bus 'taxied' to a stop for the
early morning game against Kwara Football Academy.
The fans' restiveness is understandable since the Eaglets' travelling
party has two Kwara Football Academy's striker Kehinde Ayinde and left-full
back, Kola Gbadamosi -both were hailed as they stepped off the boss.
"These boys are even younger than the last Under-17
team," a fan was overheard. "I like this team and we are going to
pray for their success."
Expectedly, the highest ovation was reserved for Golden Eaglets
chief coach, Emmanuel Amuneke as the shout of 'Amuneke! Amuneke!! Amuneke!!!'
was rendered amidst applause.
Some fans erroneously mistaken Eaglets new find, goalkeeper
Benjamin Amos for 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Best Goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu: "That
is Alampasu; yes I'm sure."
Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets' 'moving train' would depart Ilorin for Lagos
on Monday where they are to take on their counterparts from the
Pepsi Football Academy at the Agege on Tuesday
in their last build up match
ahead of the WAFU B Under 17 Tournament
to be held in Lome between April 19 and 27.
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