Eaglets Bag 170th Tune-Up Goal

The Golden Eaglets scored their 170th goal in their tune-up games ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after they beat Henfield Football Club 6-1 at the NFF\FIFA Goal Project in Abuja, on Thursday.

According to thenff.com, the game which was watched by NFF board members, saw striker Orji Okonkwo, grab a first half hat-trick which incidentally brought their goal tally to 170 goals in 55 tune-up games.

Other scorers for the Eaglets were Promise Orji, Kelechi Nwakali and Ginika Ifeanyi. Henfield’s only goal was scored by Muhammed Abiola.

Reacting after the match, ex-Eaglets coach, Manu Garba, who watched the game, praised Orji and Nwakali.

Garba also said with more tune-up games, the team will be ready for the World Cup,

“I’m quite impressed with the way Orji and Nwakali took their chances which is very good,” Garba said.

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“The team’s general performance was very good especially in the first half and with many more matches, they would get better for the World Cup.”

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