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Igbokwe, Jatau defend Eaglets

02 June 2014, 18:14Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Acting Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Disciplinary Committee, Iyke Igbokwe has enthused that the Golden Eaglets are steadily on course towards qualification for the 2015 CAN U17 Championship.

Speaking against the backdrop of the team's last week double win against Egypt in Kaduna, Igbokwe said he was impressed with their performance despite obvious lapses.

"Frankly, this is an evolving team," noted the firebrand Igbokwe during a chit-chat with officials." It would be unfair to be asking you guys to raise a perfect team under one month but I believe this team can only get better."

Igbokwe said his optimism was borne out of the fact that the technical crew under Coach Emmanuel Amuneke (MON) have been painstaking and rigorous in selection of players amongst other things.

Igbokwe's was equally corroborated by former Nigerian international, shaya Jatau who praised the NFF for entrusting the Eaglets in the hands of Amuneke.

"It was nice that the NFF brought the Eaglets to play in Kaduna and it afforded us to see the new boys being put in place," said the coach of Kaduna-based Dynamic Sports Solution."Without any doubt, the coaching crew is on course and I'm really impressed with what I've seen."

Both Igbokwe and Jatau in the meantime, asked for continuous support to the team from Nigerians.

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