GANGTOK, Oct. 30: Nigerian XI Eagles reached in the quarterfinals of the 29th All India Governor’s Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Sikkim Police FC 3-0 here today.
The first goal was scored by Aigiojano Felix in the 5th minute of the match off a pass from Egware Charles, who, later in the 63rd minute scored the second goal of the match.
Though a thoroughly one-sided affair, the match saw a heavy turnout in the stands supporting the local team.
The final goal was netted by Oyoh Emmanuel in the 81 minutes off a through from Edoho Gilbert.
The Nigerian XI Eagles have got a direct entry to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Despite winning the match, coach Mr Fuja Tope felt that his boys didin't play upto their potential due to the less time on hand for adapting to the conditions of this Himalayan hamlet. “We’ll try to perform better in the next matches and hope to reach the final,” said Tope.
At present Nigerian team fulfilled the viewers’ expectation today on the knockout match of the 29th All India Governor's Gold Cup Football Tournament 2007’ as they have more fans in Sikkim apart from the country.
The match was very interesting as both team supporters cheered the match with great enthusiast at the stadium.
Three were warned with yellow card Aigiojano Felix and Okonkwo Celestin from Nigerian team and Sisir Karthok from Sikkim Police FC in the match today.