Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nigeria Golden Eaglets battle Raul at Old Trafford

Some  Golden Eaglets would have a once in a life opportunity of playing against one of  their heroes on Friday when they  tackle Al-Sadd Football Club complete with legendary Spanish star, Raul Gonzalez at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium -popularly known  in Doha asthe Old Trafford .

Raul, the former Real Madrid's captain, is one of the most influential
foreign players here and currently with Al Sadd- which incidentally
once paraded Nigerian striker, John Utaka in the 1990s. His expected
apperance for the Qatari club on Friday is already causing buzz
amongst the Golden Eaglets who have voved not to be overawed.
"You mean we would be playing against Raul us on Friday? Success
Isaac, Golden Eaglets' striker asked rhetorically.

”It would be a privilege to play against Raul and shake hands with him before the
match." Isaac, Eaglets' top scorer in the qualifier for the CAN
Under-17 Championship in Morocco  with five goals in six matches,
added:"I can't wait to play against Raul  because it is an
opportunity to learn some new things about goal scoring from him  and
it is going to be an interesting game for us."

Similarly, Musa Muhammed,the national Under-17 team captain stated
that the team would be focussed to preserve their unbeaten run and
won't be carried away with the prospect of playing against Raul.
“We are going to play against Al-Sadd like any other team with the
objective to win," he stated. “My teammates are ready and we want to
show what we have been learning since we came to Aspire.”
Added midfielder, Bernard Bulbwa: “We understand that Al-Sadd is a
very good team and this is going to be a good test for us.  We are
going to keep our heads and by the grace of God, we shall be

All roads lead to the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium  on Friday and it
remains to be seen how the Golden Eaglets are going to cope with
challenge from  the illustrious Al-Zaeem-which translates in Arabic as
The Boss- as Al-SaDd is also known.

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