Africa’s greatest corporate supporter of football and data grand masters, Globacom has congratulated the Flying Eagles for recording an important away win against Sudan in the first leg of the final qualifying match for 2017 U-20 African Cup of Nations.
Globacom, in a press statement released in Lagos on Monday, gave kudos to the team for the victory in Khartoum which gave the team a brighter chance of qualifying for the next U-20 AFCON scheduled for Zambia in February, 2017.
“The Flying Eagles were outstanding in their performance against Sudan; we urge them to sustain the momentum during the return leg in Lagos in a fortnight so as to pick the ticket and fly Nigeria’s flag at the continental championship,” Globacom said.
“The match was tough and the weather was harsh. We commend the team for their hardwork, concentration and never-say-die spirit which earned them the away victory,” the statement added.
The Sudanese had taken a lead in the 27th minute of the encounter before Flying Eagles levelled the scores in 67th minute through Samuel Chukwueze while Victor Osimhen increased the tally in the 86th minute. The 2-1 victory thus placed the team in a vantage position ahead of the second leg in Nigeria.
Globacom enjoined Nigerians not to relent in giving the much needed support to the Flying Eagles through prayers as they prepare to cross the hurdle to Zambia 2017.
Globacom is the official telecommunications partner of the Nigerian Football Federation and the major sponsor of the Nigerian national teams.