Lagos Junior League Salutes Wards In Eaglets


There is a popular saying that “A successful or rich man has many relatives”. In essence everyone wants to be associated with a successful person or brand.
Such is the case of the Golden Eaglets, who recently lifted the U-17 World Cup. In a press release from the Lagos Junior League, LJL, the officials attributed the success achieved by the Eaglets to a competent technical crew, who took time to scout and train the talented lads.
According to LJL, the formation of a player is a product of training and attention, which starts and takes place far from the National team set-up, or any special training camp in Qatar.
“It started in the grassroots, in the hood on the streets, where organised youth set ups such as the Lagos Junior League develops the to be future stars”, the LJL said in a statement.
The LJL officials reminded that earlier in the year, NFF President Aminu Maigari was in Lagos to Chair the 2012/2013 Season awards ceremony of the Lagos Junior League, LJL, as it is popularly called, where he had the opportunity of shaking hands with some players.
“Little did he know that some months down the line, he will be shaking hands with them once again albeit in the colours of the Golden Eaglets, the U-17 national team”.
“The LJL is an U-20 League that was setup to harness the abundant grassroots talents in Lagos State, now it is attracting talents from outside the state. The LJL provided an avenue for these young prodigies to hone and develop their talents in a competitive and open environment at no cost to them”.
“Taiwo Awoniyi, Jide Idowu and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu, all stars in Dubia, were developed in the Lagos Junior League, no wonder they flourished at the UAE 2013 World Cup”.
The others like Mustapha Abdullahi, Innocent Onobun, Godwin Odibo, Wilifred Ndidi were all at one time or the other part of the Golden Eaglets in the course of their foray to the World Cup in Dubai.
“Even, the Flying Eagles is not new to what the LJL has to offer, while the numerous academies either rightfully or otherwise are jostling for the glory of owning or representing the amazing players in the Eaglets as at today.
“But there is only one place in Nigeria where football followers can find over 1,700 young boys playing football in its purest form; that is the Lagos Junior League”, the statement from the LJL secretariat stated.
Meanwhile, the management of LJL says praises should go to the NSC and NFF, for their roles in the provision of the necessary logistics, while it singled out notable individuals such as the Cross Rivers State Governor, Liyel Imoke for commendation over their support to the Eaglets.

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