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Imoke hails five-star Golden Eaglets

29 September 2014, 12:05Israel Ojoko

Calabar - Governor of Cross River State Liyel Imoke has felicitated with the Golden Eaglets following their qualification for Niger 2015 African U17 Championship after a five-star performance in a 5-0 massacre of Gabon at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar over the weekend.

Among the goals for Nigeria on Saturday were the duo of Ebere Osinachi and Kehinde Ayinde who scored a brace each after Captain Kelechi Nwakali had grabbed the curtain raiser through a penalty.

Speaking to the players inside the locker room after the match, Patrick Ugbe, the state's commissioner for Sport and Youth Development, quoted the governor as saying he was glad that the Golden Eaglets sealed their qualification yet again in Calabar as did their predecessors on their way to winning the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Also read: NFF: Eaglets not perfect

"Let me congratulate you on behalf of His Excellency, Governor Liyel Imoke for the wonderful performance you put up this evening (Saturday). The joy for me today, is that I was here on his behalf to watch this wonderful performance and what you have done was to spell Gabon."

Responding, Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, said he was happy that Nigeria secured ticket to Niger 2015 in Calabar which is now regarded as the country's sport capital city as he thanked the amiable Imoke as well as the good people of cross River state.

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