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Dreams FC Holds F’Eagles

Posted: Apr 29, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

After thrashing Sia-One academy 4-1, Dabo Babes 5-0 and a Kaduna State
–selected side 6-2 in test games, football fans left the FIFA Goal
Project, Abuja disappointed Thursday morning as the Flying Eagles
failed to assuage their thirst for goals against Nigeria National
League side, Dreams FC.
For the first time in four matches, the Flying Eagles failed to find
the back of the net, but gave the fans plenty to savour in ninety
minutes against a very good Dreams FC of Makurdi.
Thursday’s match, according to Coach Amuneke, provided the stiffest
test for his boys but he admits that it came at the right time as the
team intensifies preparation for its May 22 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations
qualifier against Burundi in Bujumbura.
Team captain, Kelechi Nwakali, is nursing a minor injury and so did
not play any part in Thursday’s match, but others like Wolfsburg of
Germany’s latest recruit, Victor Osimhen, and Samuel Chikwueze started
and gave a good account of themselves against a very resilient Dreams
FC which was also using the match to prepare for its first match of
the NNL season against Supreme FC in Abuja.
Osimhen had two shots on goal from long range. Chukwueze fired a weak
shot from just outside the area, while Kingsley Michael saw his effort
go wide from the edge of the box. Dreams FC also had its chances but
Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Akpan Udoh, was always up to the task
thwarting all their efforts.
It ended 0-0 at full time and left former NFF board member Dominic
Iorfa who is the owner of Dreams FC, satisfied with the performance of
his boys.
“We heard stories of how ruthless this Flying Eagles team can be on
their day, but we came here determined that we would not be beaten and
we achieved just that,” lorfa said. “We hope to improve on our
performance in this game to show Supreme Court FC that Dreams FC is
gunning for top flight football next season,” he concluded.
Amuneke admitted it was not an easy game for his boys but he is more
interested in how they play and how well they have learnt, not
necessarily the outcome of these test games. “We will continue to
learn until we become perfect,” he said. “We need these games to test
our readiness for the match against Burundi and hopefully after two or
more of such matches, we can conveniently say we are ready to go.”
The Flying Eagles will tackle their counterparts from Burundi in the
first leg of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on May
22 in Bujumbura while the second leg will take place in Nigeria two
weeks after.