“The major objective was achieved in Tanzania, and that’s for them to pick a ticket to the World Cup in Brazil and they have done that,” the statement said.“They should emulate what the 2015 squad under the tutelage of Coach Emmanuel Amuneke did. After finishing fourth at the AFCON in Niger, they came back with the World Cup trophy and we know this team can do the same.“We are going to be supporting the team from our own end as we have been doing and they must reciprocate the support of all Nigerians by returning with a record sixth title in Brazil.”The Eaglets failed to get to the final of the competition after losing 10-9 on penalties to Guinea before losing the third place match 2-1 to Angola.Despite playing well throughout the competition, their inability to convert several chances created was their major undoing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of the major sponsors of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and promoter of Nigeria’s U-13 and U-15 Future Eagles, Zenith Bank Plc, has charged the Golden Eaglets to bounce back from the disappointment of failing to win any medal at the just concluded U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania by winning the World Cup in Brazil later in the year.Zenith Bank has been one of the major fans of the team since the start of the competition as seven members of the squad were discovered from the last Zenith Bank/NFF U-15 Future Eagles competition.In a statement from the bank headquarters yesterday, the team was urged to forget the past and make Nigerians happy by going all the way in Brazil.
“No, not at all,” the outfielder said Saturday at the team’s FanFest, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Granted, you know the truth hurts. But like I said (earlier in my media session), I am appreciative of the fans we do have.”FOSTER: 19 reasons why baseball will be great in 2019Tampa Bay was next to last in the majors last season with 14,259 tickets sold per game (according to Baseball-reference.com) and is perennially near the bottom in attendance. The Marlins, who reported turnstile counts rather than ticket sales, were last. Tommy Pham believes his remarks in December about the Rays lacking a fan base and possibly needing to move were “sensationalized” by the media, but he’s standing by what he said.He isn’t concerned about how the fans who do come to Tropicana Field react to that assessment, either. The Rays responded by reducing seating capacity at the Trop to approximately 26,000, the smallest in MLB. Single-game tickets will be as low as $15 or $20, depending on the opponent and/or the day of the week. Fans can also get in for $7.11 on Fridays as part of an ongoing promotion with 7-Eleven.Pham is hopeful that a strong season will bring more people out to the park. The Rays got hot after he joined the club July 31 in a trade with the Cardinals and reached 90 wins, but they were never a serious threat for an American League wild-card berth, finishing seven games behind the A’s.”When you’re a team of our caliber it would be nice — because I do envision us winning — to have more fan support at our games,” Pham said, per the Times.