Imoke charges Eaglets to conquer Guinea

Flying Eagles of Nigeria
Flying Eagles of Nigeria

The Golden Eaglets will travel to Guinea from Lagos on Thursday.


The Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, has charged the Golden Eaglets to go for an outright win when they meet Guinea on Sunday.

The Nigerian youngsters take a 3-0 lead to Conakry for the second leg of their African Under-17 Junior championship qualifier, and the governor has said that his adopted team has the capability to beat Guinea yet again.

The Governor spoke through the State’s Commissioner of Sports, Patrick Ugbe, who met the team before their final training session at the U.J Esuene Sports Stadium on Wednesday.

Mr. Ugbe said he was optimistic of the chances of the Golden Eaglets, judging by their last performance, and asked them not to be complacent.

“We believe that there is no way Guinea can stop you and you must not allow Guinea to stop you.

“Don’t fear Guinea, just go there with determination and do the country proud as you have been doing since the beginning of your campaign,” he said.

The commissioner also urged the boys to ensure they play as a team.

The Golden Eaglets would depart Calabar for Lagos on Thursday, from where they’ll board their flight to Conakry.