Youth and Athletics Improvement Minister, Hon. Sunday Dare on Wednesday pumped up the spirit of the U23 Men Nationwide Group, Olympic Eagles as the 1996 Olympic champions drew 1-1 with NPFL aspect Shooting Stars in a helpful match at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.
Reiterating that football is a national treasure, the Minister billed the gamers to give their all when they participate in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam this weekend, and do the very same when they host the East Africans in the return leg at the Lekan Salami Stadium on Saturday, 29th October.
“Football is a nationwide treasure in our state and I want you to know that any time you go out there, you have a duty to give your really best and do the country happy. Go to Tanzania and get, and arrive again property to this identical location and wrap up the victory,” Dare instructed the team as they organized to depart Ibadan for Lagos, where the delegation would fly out of Nigeria on Thursday evening.
The Minister also noted that the journey to qualify for the Paris 2024 Summer season Olympics starts off on Saturday and only the fittest and strongest will generate the ticket to depict Africa. He expressed optimism that the team would conquer going by the superior excellent exhibited by the staff versus Capturing Stars.
Dare wished the staff very well even though promising that the Sporting activities Ministry, Nigeria Football Federation and the Oyo Point out Federal government will offer it all the support wanted to triumph.
Responding on behalf of the workforce, Head Mentor Salisu Yusuf counseled the Minister for the take a look at as he assured Nigerians of a fantastic outing on Saturday.
OLYMPIC EAGLES FOR TANZANIA
Goalkeepers: Nathaniel Nwosu John Amah
Defenders: Daniel Bamayi Christopher Nwenze Isaiah Ejeh Dominion Ohaka Evan Ogbonda Michael Inainfe
Midfielders: Olashile Akinniran Ibrahim Auwalu Qudus Akanni Oluwatimilehin Ogunniyi Oluwapelumi Adeyemo
Forwards: Daniel Wotlai Edidiong Ezekiel Munir Idris Accomplishment Makanjuola Guarantee David