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Ugbade Thrilled As Golden Eaglets Declare WAFU U-17 Title



Golden Eaglets’ head coach, Nduka Ugbade, can’t cover his pleasure after his facet beat Burkina Faso to emerge champions of the WAFU B U-17 Championship on Friday evening.

The Eaglets gained the keenly contested encounter 2-1 on the Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana.

Ugbade’s boys’ success got here 5 weeks after the Flying Eagles additionally gained the WAFU B U-20 Championship in Niamey, Niger Republic.

Nigeria took the lead on 22 minutes when Abubakar Abdullahi nodded dwelling Emmanuel Micheal’s excellent cross.

The Burkinabes rallied again with Abdulramane Ouedraogo netting the equaliser three minutes earlier than the break.

Abdullahi, nevertheless, scored the successful purpose two minutes into the second half.

“I’m so pleased for these boys, They actually deserved this. All of us work so exhausting to qualify for the U-17 AFCON and win this competitors, “Ugbade mentioned after the sport.

“We didn’t spend a very long time in camp to organize for this competitors, however everybody was dedicated to us attaining our goal.

“We are going to go dwelling and relaxation after which concentrate on the AFCON. We are going to do our greatest to qualify for the World Cup too.”

Golden Eaglets goalkeeper Richard Odoh was named Man of the Match after making a variety of magnificent saves within the recreation.


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