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‘I can combine education with football’-SS 2 Eaglets striker

After he lighted the WAFU B U 17 tournament in Cape Coast, Ghana last month , scoring two goals for the Golden Eaglets, the eventual champions, Light Eke has said he can combine education with football, www.totorinews.com reports.

The 16 – year old SS 2 student of Green Spring College, Lekki, Lagos State, admitted that it was not easy to adapt to the training style of Coach Nduka Ugbade when he newly arrived the camp of the Golden Eaglets, but he was determined to work hard and focus mainly on football.

“It was not easy for me when I newly came to the Eaglets screening and training sessions. I was determined to work hard like the rest of the players and learn very fast,” Light Eke told www.totorinews.com.

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Light Eke ..back to school after international assignment with the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria

“I was thinking about my school and at the same time my football in the camp of the Golden Eaglets. I made up my mind to fully focus on what the coaches were telling us at the training sessions and gradually, I started to pick up.

“I knew it is difficult, but I can combine education and football. There is time for everything. When it is time for football, I must give it my all and apply same to my education.

Speaking on his exploits at the WAFU B U17 tournament, the pacy striker said that he had a personal goal to be the highest goalscorer in the tournament, though it never happened, but he was happy with the two goals he scored and also with Nigeria winning the tournament.

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Victor Okeke and Light Eke

“My main objective was to help the team, score goals and become the highest goalscorer in the tournament. I was very happy when I scored two goals coming from the bench at the group stage, but I could not score again till we won the tournament.

“I learnt a lot in the Golden Eaglets camp. The coaches taught us compact football, with combination passes and shooting drills which helped the attackers to score goals. All these helped to build my confidence.

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Light Eke (middle) with two of his teammates

“We played as team. We won the tournament and we pray God Almighty will help us again in our next assignment at the AFCON U 17 tournament in Algeria next year,” he concluded.

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