COMPLETE SPORTS’ lead of May 3, 2011 announced a “PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME FOR ‘GOLDEN’ EAGLES”. The nut and bolt was that President Jonathan will host Nigeria’s under-20 team, which won the African championship in South Africa. It sounded good, especially within the ambience of the triumphalism of Jonathan’s return.
Meanwhile, SUNDAY VANGUARD of May 1, 2010, carried the words of one of Nigeria’s great footballers, Adokiye Amiesimaka. Amiesimaka “believes that all the players paraded by Coach John Obuh are above 20 years and are therefore not supposed to take part in the competition”.
He asked “why do we keep deceiving ourselves? Stanley Okoro, for instance, has no business in that team, which everybody knows, he cannot be anything less than 33 or 34.
Olanrewaju Kayode was also my player in the Sharks feeder team in 2002, he played alongside Fortune Chukwudi, both of them were mates, he too cannot be less than 29 or 30.
Abdul Ajagun…dropped out of school in the 1990s and so cannot be under-20”. But the fraudulent team is paraded as African champions. Nigeria is on a roll and living a lie!