Abuja - Nigeria’s new Golden Eaglets have been described as
a team that has quality.
The national U17 side on Saturday recorded their second
successive win in a 5-0 score against Sia-One Soccer Academy at the NFF\FIFA
Project Pitch in Abuja.
Midfielder Yusuf Abdulrasak grabbed Eaglets' curtain raiser
in the 24th minute from a tap-in off Tolu Arokundare's intuitive pass. Sudaisi
Baba-Ali added the second goal in the 37th minute. Second half substitute,
Nasifi Yahaya followed up with a brace while Chinonso Chukwuemeka scored the
fifth with almost the last kick of the two-hour energy-sapping match.
Amongst the spectators were NFF 2nd Vice President and LMC
Chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko with some members of the Abuja-based All-Star Team
who waited behind after their usual early morning knock-about.
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Dikko described the Golden Eaglets' performance against Sia
One Academy as encouraging as the team builds towards its forthcoming 2017 U-17
AFCON qualifying fixture against Niger Republic.
"There is quality in the team as we can see and I
believe with more technical tutorship, they are going to do very well,"
declared Dikko after the match.
Similarly, Golden Eaglets assistant coach Atune Ali, who
stood in for Head Coach Manu Garba, noted the good team’s fighting spirit in
grinding out its second successive victory.
reported that Golden Eaglets Head Coach, Manu Garba's first son, Mubarak, would
get married to his beautiful fiancée Fatima Aminu Musa at a wedding Fatihah to
be held at Miyyeti Central Masjid Mosque on Saturday, July 16, 2016.For
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