Golden Eaglets thrash Western Rovers FC 9-0 in friendly 4 years ago 18

The Golden Eaglets on Saturday inflicted a 9-0 defeat on the Western Rovers FC of Calabar in a friendly played at the U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

The team is camped in Calabar ahead of the Sept. 9 qualifying match against the Nigerien team in the CAF 2013 African Under-17 Youth Championship.

Parading the team’s probable, the Golden Eaglets looked sharp and trim with commanding display after taking the kick off.

The team scored three goals within 15 minutes of kick-off and followed up with two more goals in the first half.

But for Mathias Ekwere in goal for the Cross River State Division Two side, there would have been more goals.

The goalkeeper foiled some of the Eaglets’ scoring opportunities.

Four more goals were scored in the second half with Ali-Baba Saliu, the former Under-15 skipper scoring his first goal for the Eaglets.

Eaglets’ goalkeeper trainer, Emeka Amadi, told NAN that “I am so pleased with the performance of the team which is on the eve of my 40th birthday and I’m confident that the winning streak will continue.’’

The team’s Assistant Captain, Ndidi Wilfred, said the players were dedicating their victory to all the technical crew but especially to Amadi for obvious reasons.

“The coaches are like fathers and they have been serious encouragement to all of us.

“Coach Amadi is very jovial and generally laughs with us but he doesn’t shy away from scolding us when necessary. We really like him for this.

“Though we still have some few lapses but we are going to work on them so that we will not let the coaches and country down.

“We are going to put all what we have been learning from them to good use during our matches.

“Nigerians should expect victories from us and they should pray for us too as we would be playing our qualifying matches soon,’’ he said. Home Page

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