Abuja - Ahead of their departure to Korea for the 2016 U19
Suwon Continental Cup tournament, the Golden Eaglets over the weekend secured
an identical 4-1 win over Jay-1 Soccer Academy of Abuja and Unity Football
Academy of Kaduna respectively.
On Friday at the NFF\FIFA Goal Project Pitch, Usman Babalolo
led the Eaglets' rout against Jay-1 with a first half goal while the trio of
Ishaq Abdulrasak, Igoh Ogbu and Stanley Kanu also got on the score –sheet in the
second stanza; with Osas Abiye scoring the consolatory goal for the visitors.
In the second match at the same venue on Saturday, Babalolo
and Kanu continued with their rich vein of form with first half goals against
Unity Academy. Bolaji Oyeti and Aminu Abubakar also got on the score –sheet for
Eaglets with Hamza Ishaq being the scorer for Unity.
Head Coach Manu Garba described the performance of his wards
satisfactory, adding that the two matches have put them in good spirit for the
four-nation tournament to be held in the City of Suwon.
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"The most important thing is to get the players in a
competitive mood with the two friendly matches and their response was good
despite some lapses," noted Garba, who incidentally was assistant coach as
the Golden Eaglets class of 2007 finished second at the Korea Invitational Tournament
before they later won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007.
A team of 22 players and accompany officials of the Golden
Eaglets will depart Nigeria through Murtala Muhammed Airport aboard Qatar
Airways on Monday, 7th November for Korea Republic.
The Eaglets are scheduled to take on their counterparts from
England on Wednesday, 9th November, play Iran the following day and tackle the
host team on Saturday, 12th November.
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