LMC, Glo hail Ea­gles, Ea­glets’ vic­to­ries

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Orkula Shaagee @shagcy & Mike Oboh @obo­h_mike

The League Man­age­ment Com­pany (LMC) and ma­jor spon­sor of Nige­rian na­tional foot­ball teams, Globa­com, have con­grat­u­lated the Su­per Ea­gles Team B for de­feat­ing Stal­lions of Burk­ina Faso in the first leg of 2016 African Na­tions Cham­pi­onship (CHAN) fi­nal round qual­i­fier.

The LMC, in a state­ment yes­ter­day de­scribed the win against Burk­ina Faso as a re­flec­tion of the steady im­prove­ment and grow­ing com­pet­i­tive­ness of the Nige­ria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League (NPFL) and com­mended the play­ers for the vic­tory.

Chair­man of LMC, Shehu Dikko who was at the Adokie Amies­i­maka Sta­dium with some other Di­rec­tors of the LMC to cheer the play­ers, spoke to them af­ter the match urg­ing them to dou­ble their ef­forts to en­sure the fi­nal qual­i­fi­ca­tion is achieved.

Dikko de­scribed the per­for­mance as “a pos­i­tive state­ment for our do­mes­tic league which didn’t go un­no­ticed by the global foot­ball com­mu­nity. More per­for­mances like this will be to your per­sonal ca­reer ben­e­fit and greater at­trac­tion of pos­i­tive at­ten­tion to the NPFL from across the globe”.

On their part, Globa­com also con­grat­u­lated the Golden Ea­glets for de­feat­ing USA 2-0 in their Group A open­ing game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

“We are de­lighted by the week­end of vic­to­ries. The Su­per Ea­gles and Golden Ea­glets re­ally made Nige­ria proud, “Globa­com said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

“We urge the teams not to rest on their oars as they progress in both com­pe­ti­tions.”

PHOTO AFP

No­vak Djokovic of Ser­bia reaches for a re­turn dur­ing his men’s sin­gles fi­nal against Jo-Wil­fried Tsonga of France at the Shang­hai Masters ten­nis tour­na­ment in Shang­hai, yes­ter­day.

Vic­tor Osimhen

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