{
    "title": "Bala calls Eagles job reward for hard work ",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Abubakar Bala-006.jpg",
    "body": "<p>Coach Abubakar Bala has described as reward for hard work his appointment as an assistant coach of Nigeria\u2019s under-20 men's team, the Flying Eagles.<\/p>\r\n<p>The football body in the land, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday named the Flying Eagles coaches as head coach, Paul Aigbogun, Abdul Maikaba, Abubakar Bala, Hassan Abdullah (Scouting), Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepers trainer) as well as other coaches of the various national teams - the Super Eagles, Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingoes.<\/p>\r\n<p>Bala said though he least expected himself to be named as Flying Eagles coach he will work assiduously hard with other coaches to make sure they justified the confidence the NFF reposed in them.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cI was shocked and surprised when I heard my name as assistant coach of the nation\u2019s under-20 men\u2019s team, Flying Eagles.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cThough I least expected it I\u2019m somehow humbled and overwhelmed with joy to be so recognised.\r\n<p>\u201cI can only attribute my appointment to hard work. I see it as a reward for hard work.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cThe appointment will further ginger and spur me to work even harder to achieve positive results with the national team.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cI just worked for a season with a premier league side and here I am with a national team assignment.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cI\u2019m more than ever determined to work even harder in the new role as assistant coach of Flying Eagles,\u201d said the former Niger Tornadoes coach to supersport.com.<\/p>\r\n<p>Bala said he is certainly going to learn a lot working with the experienced and seasoned drivers of the Flying Eagles assignment, coaches Paul Aigbogun and Abdul Maikaba.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cI know Paul Aigbogun as a gentleman, experienced, hard-working and tactically sound, the same as Abdul Maikaba.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cI\u2019m certainly going to learn a lot from them to ensure we achieve successes in our new assignment.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cWe are going to bring new innovation into the team aimed at surpassing the side's previous records.<\/p>\r\n<p>\u201cWe are equal to the task and will not disappoint the NFF and Nigerians,\u201d said the former FC Lokoja coach.<\/end>",
    "blurb": "Coach Abubakar Bala has described as reward for hard work his appointment as an assistant coach of Nigeria\u2019s under-20 men's team, the Flying Eagles.",
    "date": "2018-02-13T13:19:56",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "supersport.com",
    "img_credit": "Abubakar Bala \u00a9 npfl.ng",
    "category": "Nigeria",
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}