Golden Eaglets, Nigeria’s U-17 team, recorded a flattering 9-0 win against Team Nigeria UK a.k.a soaring Eaglets at the Abuja National Stadium on Wednesday.
Emeka Ebere scored a hat trick and there was also a brace for Suleiman Abdullahi. Other goal scorers for the Eaglets were Chinedu Madueke, Kelechi Nwakali, Orji Promise and Gavi Thompson.
“The match was just another opportunity to test and evaluate our players as we build towards the World Cup in Chile but we are not bothered with the score -line,” noted Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke.”It was good these boys came around from overseas and try to possibly find their way into the team and we are going to sit down and evaluate them.”
Team Nigeria UK, according to Coach David Doherty, would hopefully put up a better performance in the next game fixed for the same venue on Thursday, adding that some of his boys were not at their best since this was their first time in the country.
Team Nigeria UK. Photo: thenff.com
Wednesday’s match was handled by Referee Odey Benjamin and he was assisted by Peter Bwamba and Hulda Nkwocha while Hannah Elaigwu served as reserve referee.