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Morak FC chief backs Golden Eaglets to qualify for World Cup despite 2-0 defeat to his team

Morak FC chief backs Golden Eaglets to qualify for World Cup despite 2-0 defeat to his team

As the Golden Eaglets continue their preparations for the 2024 WAFU U-17 Zone B tournament in Ghana, the team suffered its first defeat of the pre-season against Morak FC in Abuja on Friday.

Exciting kids Emmanuel Alefune and Godstime Matthew were the goal scorers in the 2-0 win for Morak FC

All the players who paraded through Morak FC fell within the age bracket of the Golden Eaglets as the game also provided coach Manu Garba with a means to identify talented players who could also be called up to strengthen the Nigeria U17 team, and the boys from Morak FC did not disappoint.

Earlier on Friday, Morak FC had defeated AS Roma Academy 4-1, with top striker Gafar Saka scoring all four goals. He also won the Man of the Match award.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, the President of Morak FC, Mr. Olabode Morakinyo, appreciated the National U17 coaching team for sanctioning the meeting.

Morakinyo expressed his admiration for Golden Eaglets head coach Manu Garba in putting together such a strong team in a short period since he took up the role.

He added that the Golden Eaglets can qualify for the U17 World Cup considering the talent the players showed during the friendly match.

The friendly against the Golden Eaglets was a good test for Morak FC as they prepare for the NLO Youth League where they will compete for the first time.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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