Eaglets Battle Kwara Academy In Ilorin

The Golden Eaglets who arrived safely in Ilorin on Saturday are set their friendly match against Kwara Football Academy, KFA, on Sunday at 10:00am at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
The match is yet another preparatory match for the fledging national U-17 team being groomed for the 2015 CAN Championship to be hosted by Niger Republic.
A contingent of 18 players and 8 officials arrived the Kwara state capital aboard Luxury Marcopolo Bus.
Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets’ would likely parade the duo of Kehinde Ayinde and Kolawole Gbadamosi against their counterparts from KFA. Both players who were scouted from the KFA, have been impressive in the team’s previous matches and are now relishing the prospect of playing in front of their home fans.
Yet Coach Emmanuel Amuneke maintained the friendlies in Ilorin and Lagos, would condition the players physically and mentally for the upcoming WAFU B U-17 Tournament in neighbouring Togo.
“These games are good for the boys because it gives us the opportunity to see how they could react to different situations”, he said.
The Golden Eaglets won all their three previous matches including a 6-0 thrashing of Super Falcons and an identical 2-1 win against the Yuguda Boys of Bauchi and College of Football, Abuja.


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