Sokoto - The Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu
Waziri Tambuwal has charged the Nigeria U-17 side, Golden Eaglets to do the
country proud in Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Junior
Menas of Niger Republic in Niamey.
On the eve of the Eaglets’ departure from Sokoto to Niamey,
the former Speaker of the House of Representatives at a very brief ceremony
witnessed by members of the Sokoto State executive council, inside the
Government House, advised the players to be good ambassadors in the
He said the government and people of Sokoto State were happy
to host the world champions en route to Niamey for the second round, second leg
match against their Nigerien counterparts, adding that the state government
will sponsor a delegation of supporters to rally behind the team during the
“I want to believe the reason you camped here in the City of
the Caliphate is not only because we share border with Niger Republic but also
because this is a peaceful state; and it is a great privilege to have you with
us,” stated the amiable Governor.
“I congratulate all of you for being part of this contingent
on your way to Niamey and I’m charging you to go there and win, and qualify
(for the next round) by the grace of God.”
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Speaking further, Governor Tambuwal said the Eaglets must
approach the match against the Junior Menas like a Cup final, praying that the
youngsters in years to come would become soccer celebrities.
“I want you to take up this challenge and take this as a
match that can make or mar your soccer careers, but with the kind of
determination I see on your faces, victory is certain by the grace of Almighty
that the Golden Eaglets on Monday arrived their training camp in Sokoto en
route Niamey for this weekend's AFCON qualifier against Junior Menas of Niger.
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