The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria finally restored some pride for us, defeating Ghana's Black Starlets a couple of minutes ago. the goals were scored by Kabiru Akinsola and Ademola.
The game should have seen more goals from the Naija team but unfortunately they missed most of the begging chances.
It's been a hell of a time for a Nigerian brother living in Ghana since the Super Eagles lost that February friendly scandalously. This will give me some "mouth" among my Ghanaian colleagues and even on the streets.
Before the game, a member of the team Kigsley Udoh had told Kickoffnigeria that "We are prepared for the Ghanaians come Saturday. We just want to revenge all they have done to our seniors in the last two months. Even if they like, let them train four times before the game, they will surely fall."
Also goalscorer Kabiru Akinsola added this:"There is no way that Ghana can stop us from topping the group. We are prepared for them."
I pray that the Eaglets go on to lift the trophy.If they get to the Finals I will make sure to go watch the game in nearby Lome, Togo and then you can look forward to seeing pictures on this blog.
Pictures above: Nigeria's players rejoicing after a goal and Ghana's Black Starlet's team lineup
Graduate of University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Chief Editor, Goal.com Nigeria edition. Former Online Editor and West African Correspondent based in Ghana for TELL Magazine, Lagos. Alumnus International Institute of Journalism (INWENT), Berlin; Reuters Foundation and Agence France Presse (AFP) Foundation. Photographs published in USAToday, BBC Focus on Africa magazine, AllAfrica.com, The Guardian, ThisDay, The Punch, Showbiz and Daily Graphic (Ghana). Photos exhibited in Krakow, Poland. Nominee Journalist of the year at The Future Awards, Nigeria 2010.