They went to Chile 2015, they saw other nations teams and they conquered them all; lifting the championship trophy in a back to back episode. All the boys are individually good and collectively very good; resulting in the standing-O performance they rendered. They made believers out of the soccer-loving world who were both mesmerized and wowed by the level of their soccer artistry and the heart of lion which they displayed throughout the competition, facing down and routing every opponent, but for Croatia, accordingly. Expectedly, their effort was gloriously crowned with a well deserved and rightly earned championship trophy. Icheoku says congratulations to them, their coach and whoever is currently minding affairs at Nigeria Football Federation who ensured they had everything needed to make their campaign successful. They did not disappoint as they brought home the world cup.
Icheoku laments that if only Nigeria could devise a way of sustaining a culture of continuity that will ensure that these boys could someday grow into an also World Cup winning Papa Eagles. But that is the $64,000 question, why these boys cannot grow together, alongside those other defeated countries juniorates, into a formidable world senior team that wins the main world cup championship. The answer could be found in the lack of continuity culture in Nigeria, backstabbing and backbiting; as well as the crass politicization of everything and anything in Nigeria which has drastically hindered the country's greatness. Icheoku says once the retrogressive quota system sets in, coupled with archaic and outdated federal character system of distribution, regardless of merit, then of course quality is compromised and the rest becomes history. Icheoku laments it is the bane of everything Nigeria otherwise there is no reason why these boys cannot and should not be kept together and nurtured into a senior winning team. Other countries do it, so why not Nigeria; except that there is no heart for such long term progressive agenda.
Without sounding overtly egotistic, Icheoku says the resounding victory of the Golden Eaglets is one example of the so many reasons why the rest of Nigerians do not want Biafra to withdraw from the union. There cannot be a viable, excelling Nigeria without Biafra and these other nationalities know it, admitted they are usually very coy in admitting this infallible truth. Icheoku makes bold to state that Nigeria will become none existent or in name only, the day Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are permitted their self governance as a sovereign nation. Just look at those Golden Eaglets and what they accomplished and how they were able to accomplish it. Fortunately their management were not hounded by the burdens of quota and federal character and they delivered. Icheoku pleads with Nigeria to please always allow their best to represent them in whatever the country is engaged in or doing; that way, chances of getting somewhere someday will be greatly improved.
Once again, Icheoku says congratulations to the Coach Emmanuel Amuneke and his Golden Eaglets for successfully defending their championship. For bringing the trophy home to a political traumatized nation, still sitting in limbo for their equally dumbfounded government of President Muhammadu Buhari to wake up and start governing, they have given the citizens a reason to rejoice after a long time and additionally reason to hope again. Well done boys!