By John Egbokhan, Abuja

After  guiding the Golden Eaglets to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Argentina at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi, Coach John Obuh, yesterday, took time to attend a special thanksgiving service to God at an Abuja church.

For the second time in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, the defending champions had to dig deep to avert what could have been a disastrous campaign here with a win over the Argentines, who were the first to draw blood when they scored as early as the second minute of play.

But the Eaglets did not just throw in the towel as they responded with two goals scored in either half of the game that was watched by some 11,467 fans, who had descended on the refurbished stadium, to cheer their local team to a desired lift.

John Obuh

As he stood to watch proceedings throughout the duration of the game, Coach Obuh, who barked out orders to his charges, till referee Jair Marrufo from USA, ended the game, told Sports Vanguard that he went to church to thank the Almighty for his mercies so far.

“My brother, I just returned from Church to worship the Lord and thank Him for His mercies so far in this competition. Without God, there is nothing that one can achieve.  How far and how well we have fared can be attributed to the divine handiwork of God.

“I am resting to day. I do not want to think about anything now because today is my day to give thanks to God and I know that I would have more reasons to give thanks to God in the future”, added the Eaglets handler.


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