Dr. Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, the Labour Party?s (LP) flag-bearer in the Anambra state gubernatorial election of?16th November, 2013?has charged the Golden Eaglets to ?endeavour to rule the world? in their United Arab Emirates under 17 tournament which comes to an end this weekend.
In a press statement signed by the Head of Communications of the Dr. Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah ?campaign Organisation Headquarters, Bar. Afam Ilounoh, Ubah said that once again the exploits of the Golden Eaglets have showcased the can-do spirit of the Nigerian youths. Ubah, who is a youth Sports Ambassador, said that the country?s good wishes and prayers go with the Eaglets as they prepare for the final match in this year?s tournament.
Ubah hosted some 30 former members of Super Eagles in Nnewi, Anambra state, his home town last weekend. The former internationals including Peter Rufai, Aloy Agu, Ben Iroaha, Taribo West, Augustine Eguavon, Uche Okechuku, Emmanuel Okocha and Jay-Jay Okocha, Jonathan Akpobore, Victor Agali, Henry Nwosu, Yisa Sofoluwe, Bright Omokaro, Edwin Bazuaye, Emeka Izuougu, Tajudeen Disu, Emmanuel Olisadebey, Kanu Nwankwo, Samsom Siasia, Motiu Adepoju (the Headmaster) and Waheed Akanni returned to the field of soccer ? in support of Ubah?s governorship bid. In fact the 1994 (USA 94 World Cup) team minus just four players, filed out for the match. John Obu, the Under 20 Coach played his normal coaching role in that match they played against Anambra Eleven.
Waheed Akanni explained why he and the other soccer stars played for Ubah in support of his governorship bid. He said that they decided to give back to Ubah by supporting his governorship ambition in the only way they know how, for Ubah has been supportive of many footballers and athletes over the years. According to Akanni, ?many do not know that Ubah played supportive roles in Jay-Jay?s and Kanu?s testimonial matches, and has brought international stars like Eto, Drogba, Michael Essien, ?Yaya Touare to help inspire young, up and coming Nigerians. ?Ubah is a great Nigerian, a soccer lover too, who is always ready to support the advancement of any budding Nigerian sportsman or woman. With him as Governor, Anambra will be in for a golden age ? at least in sports?.
Ubah tasked the Eaglets to bring the trophy home and give the collective heart of the nation a much needed lift. According to him, our youth teams have often shown that the Nigerian youth has what it takes to conquer the world; what we need to do now is to remove the impediments on their way and Nigerian would be on her way to her manifest destiny ? a truly great nation.