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Golden Eaglets To Arrive Lagos On Sunday From Training Tour

The U-17 national team, Golden Eaglets will on Sunday arrive in Lagos after a three weeks training tour to Doha, Qatar.

This is contained in a statement signed by the team’s spokesperson, Morakinyo Abodunrin on Saturday in Abuja.

The team of 30 players and officials, the statement said would depart for Lagos aboard Qatar Airways.

“The Golden Eaglets are due back in Nigeria on Sunday after undergoing a training tour of the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence in Doha, Qatar.

“A team of 30 players and officials including the Director, Technical of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA),  Mr Emmanuel Ikpeme will depart for Lagos aboard Qatar Airways and will  arrive Lagos about midday,’’ the statement said.

It added that the team would depart for Morroco later in the week to participate in the U-17 African Youth Championship (AYC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Golden Eaglets are preparing for the 2013 edition of the AYC billed for Morocco from April 13 to April 27.

During their stay in Doha, the Golden Eaglets won its two friendly matches by beating Aspire’s Under 18 team 7-1 and recorded a 1-0 win over former Asian Champions, Al Sadd Sports Club complete with former Spanish star, Raul Gonzalez.

The statement quoted the team’s head coach, Mr Manu Garba as commending the NFA for the opportunity given to the team.

“The tour of Doha is delightful and successful and now the team is battle-ready for the continental cadet competition.

“We are so grateful to the NFA for organising this training tour for us, coming here has given us the opportunity to prepare well for the forthcoming competition.

“We are focused on our objective to qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in UAE as African champions and we want to come back to Aspire to prepare for the World Cup.

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Police Confirm 11 Killed In Early Morning Attack In Adamawa

The Adamawa Police Command on Saturday confirmed that some unidentified gunmen attacked Midlu Village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, killing 11 people.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed the incident to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola.

“So far, the information available to me is that 11 people lost their lives in the village, including two private security men at the deputy governor’s house,’’ Ibrahim said.

Meanwhile, an eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday around 2 a.m.

“The attackers went from house-to-house, picking out their victims, who they even called by name.

“They also went to the house of the Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Ngalari in the village where they shot some people and wounded some.

“They killed many people but I don’t know exactly how many were killed or injured because I fled the village,’’ he said.

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