Golden Eaglets, Nigeria’s U-17 side, on Saturday secured a 3-0 win over their counterparts from the Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project Pitch in Abuja.
Three second half goals by substitutes Victor Osimhen, Pam Mafeng and Johnson Umah was all the Emmanuel Amuneke-led side needed to break the resolve of the resilient Anambra Warriors who stoutly defended their half in the first stanza.
But they were unable to curtail the Eaglets’ raid in the second stanza and substitute Osimhen finally broke the deadlock when he converted a penalty. Pam Mafeng added the second goal while Umah Johnson scored the third with a sublime free kick straight into the net from the periphery of the box to the delight of the watching fans.
” I’m quite impressed with the Golden Eaglets and we can see that coach Emmanuel Amuneke is doing a wonderful job with these boys,” said Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, the CEO of Capital Oil and owner of the Nnewi-based club who watched the match with his friends.” My advice to these players is to go out there and play their hearts out for Nigeria and we (Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club) are wishing the team all the best in their upcoming international competitions.”
Also in attendance at the match watched by an enthusiastic crowd were Alhaji Ahmad Kawu, Chairman of the NNL; Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, NFF’s Deputy Secretary General; Former NFF General Secretary, Chief Fanny Amun; Former Super Eagles stars, Sani Kaita and Emmanuel Babayaro and Mr. Friday Kujah, Team Manager of Ifeanyi Ubah FC amongst others.