Lagos - Golden Eaglets scored their 170th goal in domestic
friendly matches following a 6-1 victory against Henfield Football Club at the
NFF\FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Thursday.
The match was watched by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)
board members, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, Ahmad Kawu and Ahmed Fresh, and 2013 FIFA
U-17 World Cup-winning coach, Manu Garba.
Striker Orji Okonkwo was the hero with a first half hat
trick in the 5th, 10th and 45th minutes which incidentally pushed Golden
Eaglets' tally to 170 after 55 matches against domestic teams.
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The Coach Emmanuel Amuneke-led side continued their scoring
spree in the 30th minute when Promise Orji headed home Kelechi Nwakali's free
kick. Nwakali later scored the fifth goal at the stroke of half time with
arguably the best goal of the match with a lively volley from the edge of the
Amuneke brought in new faces in the second half including
Emeka Ebere who stood in for Nwakali as captain.
But against the run of play, Henfield's Muhammed Abiola
scored his side consolatory goal in the 70th minute while Ginika Ifeanyi scored
Eaglets' sixth goal in the 83rd minute.
“I'm quite impressed with the way Orji and Nwakali took
their chances, which is very good,” Manu said. “The team's general performance
was very good especially in the first half and with many more matches, they
would get better for the World Cup.”
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