Calabar - Dr. Sam Iheanacho, University of Calabar (UNICAL)
Director of Sports, has commended the Golden Eaglets for consistently keeping
to their training regimen even in the face of inclement weather.
The associate professor at UNICAL's department of Human
Kinetics and Health Education said he was impressed the team's general attitude
come-rain-or-sunshine since the Nigeria's Under-17 national team shifted their
session to the Abraham Ordia Stadium inside UNICAL.
"First and foremost, I want to use this opportunity to
commend the technical crew of the Golden Eaglets," said Iheanacho after
posing for a group photo with the team. “Personally, I like the seriousness
with which they carry about their duty which is commendable."
Iheanacho said he had taken a special interest in the
activities of the team and was pleasantly surprised with their overall conduct.
"I have noticed so much commitment on the part of the
technical crew and players," noted Iheanacho. "Even under heavy
rainfall, you would see them at training and that shows their level of
He equally reiterated the support of the university's
community towards all levels of the national teams. “Though there is huge
pressure on our pitch because of renovation work on other pitches in Calabar,
we are happy to accommodate the Golden Eaglets.
"Without exaggeration, the UNICAL's pitch
has been a blessing to all the national teams because none has lost any match
while training here," he explained.
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