President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciate
the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their
second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA
World Cup competition in Brazil.
The Nigeria team defeated Ecuador 3-2 after
they had trailed by 1-2, fifteen minutes to the
end of the match.
A statement made available to DAILY POST
by Femi Adesina, the President’s Spokesman
quoted him as saying that “The fact that the
youngsters never gave up, and turned the
table against their opponents, is a lesson in
persistence and resilience.
“Buhari recommends the can-do spirit
displayed by the young boys to Nigerians,
urging them to display such in all areas of
endeavour, and in national development.”
While wishing the Eaglets well in their final
group match against Australia, which may
well be a formality, “President Buhari pledges
government support to the team, as they
strive to win the Under 17 World Cup yet
again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a
global power at that level.” after winning the competition record five times.

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