Kogi to honour two Golden Eaglets
Governor Idris Wada has revealed to SportingLife that the Kogi State government will soon honour the two indigenes of the state who were members of the victorious Golden Eaglets squad that won the Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year.
The governor, who spoke to SportingLife at the weekend in Lokoja, said the U-17 players are currently out of the country in pursuit of their careers, and as soon as they are back, they would be formally honoured by the state government.
Central defender of the Eaglets, Abubakar Aliyu and central midfielder, Akinjide Idowu are from Ankpa and Yagba-East Local Government Areas of the state, respectively.
The governor said: ‘’In this country, we are so blessed that we take a lot of talents, and we should appreciate them. We are very proud of those our sons who were part of that history, and we would do everything humanly possible to encourage them, and produce more talents for the country. We have all the best of environment to produce those good players in all sports”.
Wada, who was a player in the “Mosquito Rovers”, a junior team of Government Secondary School (GSS) Dekina in his days, remains optimistic that the country has all it takes to make a maximum impact at the 2014 FIFA World cup in Brazil.