The Golden Eaglets goalkeeper at the just concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup, Akpan Udoh, has expressed his appreciation to the wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, for her good gesture in encouraging him to develop his football potential.
Udoh said playing for Nigeria’s U-17 team was a great privilege, adding that he owed the success to God and to Mrs. Amosun, whom he described as “a great mother, motivator and discoverer of talents.”
The goalkeeper bared his heart when he paid an informal courtesy visit to Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Mrs. Amosun in Abeokuta over the weekend.
The governor used the occasion to encourage other members of the UPLIFT team to be determined.
He said, “Udoh has opened the door for every one of you to key into the progressive path of reaching the pinnacle of your career. This is just the beginning.”
Also speaking, Mrs Amosun expressed delight over the victory recorded by the Golden Eaglets, noting that their best has yet to come as she hoped to see other members of the Uplift team excel in their football career.