By Raphael Ekpang
Governor of Cross River, Liyel Imoke will lead a Federal Government delegation to the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup which kicked off in the United Arab Emirate, UAE , October 17.
The chairman of the publicity committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Emeka Inyama, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday.
“Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross Rivers State will be leaving for Dubai, tomorrow, he is the leader of this contingent and he is going to give the team backing.
“The team was prepared in Calabar; so, the governor will be present at the Golden Eaglets opening match on Saturday against Mexico,’’ Inyama said.
Inyama, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria National League, NNL, noted that Imoke’s love for the Eaglets earned him the leader of delegation slot.
Newsdiaryonline sports recall that the Nigerian team arrived in the city of Al-Ain, UAE, on Tuesday for the tournament which is expected to end on November, 8.
The Eaglets won the World championship in 1985, 1993 and 2007; they also won the African Under-17 Championship in 2001 and 2007, and were runners-up in 1995.