Gov Wada invitation for honour Excites Kogi-born Eaglets’ stars

Two members of the victorious Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, Aliyu Abubakar Audu and Akinjide Idowu Elijah has revealed their excitements for received notification from Kogi state Government for host and honour following the heroic success recorded in United Arab Emirate.

The Kogi-born 2013 U-17 World Cup gold medal winners who spoke to SavidNews.com in a phone chat after days of golden eaglets UAE 2013 WCreceiving cash awards from Kano state government, in separate comments expressed their delights with the proposed plans of governor Idris Wada to honour them.

Want-away duo of defender Abubukar Aliyu Audu and midfielder Akinjide Idowu Elijah were member of Coach Manu Garba led Golden Eaglets that won Nigeria its fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates last month.

Abubakar who hails from Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, who was delighted on the honour notice, says “I’m happy our state governor, Capt Idris Wada has promised to honour us. I never know the state government will recognizes us let alone of honour us. This shows we have a sports loving governor.”

Similarly, Akinjide admitted been surprised with the call received from the state governor, Captain Idris Wada on plans to honour them, saying he and his family least expected the state government would identified them let alone of preparing to honour them.

“Sincerely, i’m pleased with the call from the Kogi state government on plans to honour us, my parents have already written off hope of such as different state continued to honoured their own – i’m grateful for the recognition for honour and promise to be physically present at the occassion – i’m proud of Kogi state and happy we have a governor (Captain Idris Wada) that appreciate sports and talents,” said the Kano born Akijide who hails from Yagba East to SavidNews.com.

According to the duo’s agent Babawo Muhammed, both Akinjide and Abubakar are reportedly close to completing a January transfer move to top clubs in Europe are the duo nears signing the dotted line in couple of days to becoming a professional player.

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