Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets drop five players from camp

Five players from the U-17 national team have been dropped from a list of 35 as the Golden Eaglets intensify their preparation towards their forthcoming African Championship qualifier against Gabon in September.

The Golden Eaglets defeated Congo Democratic Republic on a 5-0 aggregate early August. Not resting on their oars, the team’s head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, said there was no room for complacency in the team if it wants to achieve its aspiration of qualifying for the 2015 African U-17 Championship to be held in Niger.

In a press statement, Morakinyo Abodunrin, the team’s media officer, quoted Amuneke as saying, “The party is over and it is about time we forget about what we had done recently, But it is unfortunate that some have not really measured up to the standard we expected.

“We must now focus our attention squarely on Gabon because it would be their desire to qualify for the Under-17 Championship in Niger,” he said.

Dropped players

The five who were given the marching order according to the coaching crew have significantly dropped in form and contributed little to the fortune of the team in recent time.

The players dropped are Ebije Yahaya, Prince Omosowhofa, Chinedu Madueke, Kingsley Ohiri and Kabiru Muhammed-incidentally all midfielders-and have since left the team’s camp in Calabar.
“We have reasonably pruned down the list based on the need of the team according to their performance in comparison to others,” explained Emeka Amadi, Goalkeepers’ trainer.

He said that the coaching crew has a pool of players to be called upon when the need arises.

“The good thing is that we are in a process of raising a team that can defend the World Cup won in 2013 and we would continue to shuffle the team from time to time since we have about 45 players registered with Confederation of African Football (CAF),”said Mr. Amadi.


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  • Adrusa

    Clearly FA (I hope that stands for Femi Aribisala) is running out of his puerile ideas. Hence resort to this totally debasing fiction. Akuya!

  • Benedict

    Femi Aribisala!!!! stick to your articles of faith. Kilode???

  • EMMANUEL OWOLABI

    Femi, you are as clueless, dumb and spineless as your paymaster, Jonathan. Looking at the antecedents of both your man and GMB, who of them is more credible? Brazen Lies and deceits are the middle names of Jonathan. Yet you call yourself a man of God, trading in lies, falsehood and deceit! God will surely deal with you for using His name to wreck evil and wickedness on unsuspecting innocent souls. You are a devil’s disciple and are destined for the hellest part of hell. Why are you so bold to tell lies and trade in falsehood in the name of God! You call yourself iconolastic man of God! You make me laugh, what an arrogance, dressing yourself in a false robe! You are so desperate to be paid by Jonathan that you are ready to even sell your parent’s hard-earned name for a mess of pottage. Shame, shame and shame on you Femi. I hope you have children, what heritage are you leaving for them?

  • Pause

    YES, FEMI, GIVE THEM SATIRE……hoping the people you are directing it to have any clues at all…….so far the comments indicate most do not get it.

  • Kenneth Igbinigie

    Femi am not a fan of buhari but this is rubbish, cant believe u sat down to write this. sad

    • Hah!

      Femi is suffering from Buhariphobia.

  • Progress

    By their words we shall know them. Femi Aribisala is a scholar of the same mold as Jonathan, equally bigoted as well, just shades below FFK. Equal to Abati Alapa on honor and integrity scale.

  • absam777

    Femi, you are not a good essayist, even though you think you are. Why try your hand with satire ? You are a disaster. Stick to your brown envelop propaganda writing

  • DD

    Beautiful satire. Kepp it up , Femiooo!.

    • larry

      FEMI IS GREAT

  • kykkyk

    Femi is afraid of something perhaps his past.

  • Impulse400

    Nigerians, please vote for Comfort Oluremi Sonaiya as president and do away with Buhari and Jonathan.

    Lets have a fresh personality at the Presidency.

    • Dazmillion

      I stand with you