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Makanjuola Eyes AAG Gold Medal With Flying Eagles

By @vjwale 

Flying Eagles striker Success Makanjoula, has tipped Nigeria for the Gold medal at the start of the 12th  All African Games in Morocco.

The Flying Eagles are in the same Group A with hosts Morocco, as well as Burkina Faso and South Africa

The Water FC forward, Makanjoula who is among the coach Paul Aigbogun’s 18man list make a return to the team after he featured at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.

In a chat with LEADERSHIP sports, Makanjoula said that the coaches had figured and worked out some of the lapses they made from the world cup in Poland, adding that the team is ready to do the nation proud at Africa’s showpiece multi-sport event.

”I know the team we have now is capable of winning the gold medal, through the help of the technical crew, we have improved on the lapses we had during the World Cup in Poland,”  he said.

“We are ready to make Nigeria proud at the African games in Morocco.”

Flying Eagles have undergone an intensive preparation in Abuja after the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Poland where they failed to impress, will depart Nigeria for Morocco today to start their campaign in the football event on Friday, 16th August against Burkina Faso in Rabat.

Four days later (on August 20), they will take on South Africa before caping up the group phase on August 23 with a clash against the host nation, Morocco.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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