Eaglets ‘still awaiting’ house, land pledges


The 2013 World Cup-winning Golden Eaglets’ coach, Manu Garba, has pleaded with the Cross River and Niger States governments to respectively redeem the promise of house gifts and landed properties to the team.

Speaking on the first anniversary of Nigeria’s triumph in the United Arab Emirates, Garba said it was about time he sounded out a reminder to Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State and his Niger State counterpart, Babangida Aliyu, saying the players as well as the officials would be eternally grateful if the gifts are delivered as promised.

“Once again, I want to thank Governors Imoke and Aliyu for their moral and financial support to us when we won the World Cup last year but  I want to use this opportunity to remind them of the house gifts and landed properties  to us,” Sl10.ng quoted Garba as saying on Sunday.

He said the team players and officials are hopeful that the governors’ pledges would be fulfilled before the expiration of their term in 2015.

“Though we have had assurances, I just want to remind our amiable governors that we are still waiting for these gifts,” he stated.

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