Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


NFF charges Eaglets

04 September 2015, 10:12

Abuja - Deputy Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Emmanuel Ikpeme has commended the Golden Eaglets for their hard-fought 1-1 draw against Korea at the 2015 Suwon Continental Cup International Youth (U-17) Football Tournament.

Ikpeme arrived Suwon in time on Wednesday and was on hand to see the Emmanuel Amuneke-led side battle the hosts to a standstill in front of their fans at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. Speaking to the team afterwards, Ikpeme said he was pleased with the team's fighting spirit and drive despite playing their first match barely 24 hours after arriving Suwon.

Also read: Eaglets hold hosts to a 1-1 draw in first game in Korea

"Of course, you can do better in your next game but we must commend you because this is the first big test for some of you," Ikpeme, a trained psychologist told the players.

The Eaglets were in Suwon with just six of the 21 players that secured the team's Chile 2015 World Cup ticket with the remaining 12 players picked from recent screening exercise.

Said Ikpeme: "Though, this was the first time you are playing a top game especially against a team like Korea who has been on ground, it is never going to be excuse because Nigerians expect you to do well as the defending champions.

"The match against Brazil is going to be tougher but you can always get better against Brazil," he noted.

The Eaglets will face Brazil, Croatia and the United States of America at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup. 

- News24


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...