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Golden Eaglets get cash boost to beat Gabon

19 September 2014, 09:35Israel Ojoko

Calabar - A good hearted Libreville-based Nigerian businessman, George Uche has offered cash reward to the Golden Eaglets if they win next weekend's African Under-17 Championship qualifying match against Gabon.

Uche who owns a thriving freight business in the Gabonese capital said he was impressed with the performance of the team despite the odds placed before them before their 2-1 loss to Gabon on Sunday, hence the reason behind the dinner reception he hosted before their departure.

Apart from doling out $500 to the players, Uche has pledged the sum of One Million French Francs (about Three Hundred Thousand Naira) to the team should they make good their promise to beat Gabon and pick one of the tickets to Niger 2015 Championship.

Also read: Gabon beat Golden Eaglets in Libreville

Prince Udofia, Golden Eaglets coordinator has therefore commended Uche's magnanimity while calling on eminent Nigerians as well as Corporate Nigerians to rally behind the team in their quest to qualify for the CAN championship.

"Uche has really done well and we want to thank him from the bottom of our heart," he said.

"This is an exemplary conduct and we want to believe this would ginger other well-to-do Nigerians to come and motivate the players in the crucial game against Gabon.

"This is an opportunity to remind Nigerians that the Under-17 team is a defending World Champions and they can only defend the trophy by first qualifying for the tournament in Niger as such this is the time to motivate the players," he noted.

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