The Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke will lead the official delegation to the United Arab Emirates where the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup is taking place.
Sports Vanguard gathered that the governor will lead the support for the Golden Eaglets who will be tackling their Iraqi counterparts in the final group match in Dubai today.
Confirming the development, First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Mike Umeh said, “Governor Imoke will lead the official delegation.
He gave us so much support throughout the long period of the boys’ camping in Calabar.
He shouldered the responsibility of taking care of their needs.
We will remain ever grateful as the board had no money,” recalled Umeh who led a delegation to Imoke before the team resumed camping in the Cross River State capital.
The NFF chieftain maintained that the Eaglets have been motivated enough to see them perform well at the tournament.
“I want to see them approach every match as it comes because, in football it is not yet over until it is over.”