Buhari congratulates world-conquering Eaglets

By 10:26 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 Comments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated the Golden Eaglets for winning this year FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

The Eaglets on Monday morning defeated the Malian U-17 team 2-0 to win the cadet World Cup for the fifth time.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President applauded the exemplary zeal, determination, commitment, hard work, patriotism and soccer artistry displayed by the Eaglets throughout the tournament.

He noted with delight that the Golden Eaglets did not only won the coveted World Cup, but they are also bringing home the highly-valued individual awards such as the Golden Boot won by Victor Osimhen for being the tournament’s highest goal scorer and the Golden Ball, won by the team captain, Kelechi Nwakali for being the best player.

President Buhari believed that by the triumph in Chile, the Golden Eaglets had shown the world that the indomitable Nigerian spirit is alive and waxing stronger.

According to him, the team’s latest victory on the global stage is an affirmation of the significant progress Nigeria is now making towards positively redefining and rediscovering its potential for greatness in the comity of nations.

He joined other proud Nigerians in awaiting the Golden Eaglets’ heroic return to the country.



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