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Buhari Congratulates Golden Eaglets Over Victory In Under-17 FIFA World Cup


By Niyi Adeyi

President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of the Federal Government and millions of elated and proud Nigerians has congratulated the victorious Golden Eaglets on their success in the just concluded Under-17 FIFA World Cup tournament in Chile.

Buhari in a statement issued Monday by his SA on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina, applauded “the exemplary zeal, determination, commitment, hard work, patriotism and soccer artistry” which the youthful Golden Eaglets put on display throughout the tournament to win the championship for a record fifth time.

The President noted with delight that the Golden Eaglets did not only win the coveted Under-17 FIFA World Cup, but they were also bringing home 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.

Mr. President stated giving their triumph in Chile, the Golden Eaglets have shown the world that the indomitable Nigerian spirit was alive and waxing stronger.

“For the President, the Golden Eaglets’ 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.

“President Buhari trusts that if all other Nigerians imbibe and exhibit the doggedness, determination and patriotism displayed by their youthful compatriots in Chile, Nigeria will surely make faster progress towards becoming the strong, united, peaceful, secure and prosperous nation envisioned by its people” Buhari stressed.

Meanwhile, the President has also joined other proud Nigerians in awaiting the Golden Eaglets triumphant return to a heroes’ welcome from a joyous and grateful nation.

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