7 October 2012

Nigeria: Flying Eagles Get U.S.$15,000 for Edging South Africa, As NFF Promises More Support

Capital Oil and Gas has redeemed a pledge of $15,000 made by its chief executive Ifeanyi Ubah to the Flying Eagles for qualifying for next year's Africa Youth Championship (AYC).

The team's Media Officer, Samm Audu said a representative of the oil company, Nnanna Egwuonwu, made the cash presentation on behalf of his chairman at the Bovina View Hotel in Ilorin soon after the African champions outscored South Africa 4-2 on aggregate to qualify for the 2013 AYC in Algeria.

Audu quoted the chief inspector of Capital Oil as saying: "Congratulations to the Flying Eagles for a marvellous result and performance. We are most honoured to have redeemed the Ambassador's Bonus as pledged by our chief executive, Ifeanyi Ubah."

As NFF promises to support Flying Eagles

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has praised the Flying Eagles for its qualification for the 2013 AYC after defeating South Africa's Amajita at the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin on Sunday.

NFF President Aminu Maigari, who joined Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed at the State Box for the big duel, said the Flying Eagles, six-time African champions, deserve credit for an inspired performance.

NFF Media Officer, Ademola Olajire quoted Maigari as saying: "I am truly impressed with the performance of the team, and I can tell you that the NFF as a body and the entire Nigeria football family are impressed.

NFF promises supports

"I will use this opportunity to pledge that the NFF will give the team all the support to prepare very well for the defence of its title in Algeria next year," assured Maigari.

Olajire also reported that the NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu was very impressed by the brilliant display of the Flying Eagles, promising a world class preparation towards next year's finals in Algeria.

"We will work hard to give the team quality preparation ahead of the 18th African Youth Championship in Algeria next year March. And we now look forward to the Super Eagles qualifying for the 2013 African Nations Cup by beating Liberia in Calabar on Saturday."'

Midfield impresario, Abduljeleel Ajagun, hit a first-half brace before setting up top striker Alhaji Gero for a third and tie-determining goal early in the second period.

The playmaker was selected the Most Valuable Player, picking up oil magnate Ifeanyi Ubah's laid-on-line $2,000.

Ubah is the Nigeria's Youth Football Ambassador and he hosted the same team when they reached the last eight of the 2011 U20 World Cup in Colombia.

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