Jonathan Splashes N2 Million Each on World Champions, Golden EagletsFeatured, Latest News, Sunday Fase Sunday, November 10th, 2013
–As Head Coach Gets 3 million, Assistant Coaches receive N2.5 million each
The African Examiner
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has rewarded the victorious Golden Eaglets with two million naira each for winning the FIFA under 17 World Cup which they won last Friday in Dubai by defeating Mexico 3 goals to nothing.
Also, the president announced three million naira for Coach Manu Garba, and 2.5 million for the assistant coaches. The team doctors, psychologists, secretaries are to collect N 500,000 each.
Members of the victorious team are to receive national awards also.
Expressing happiness over their victories, President Jonathan noted that “we have been doing very well at the junior level. If we can conquer the world at U-17, there is no reason why we cannot conquer the world at the highest level.”
He advised that “amidst our joy and celebration, we must underline that the enduring test of the victory we have achieved will be the progress of this players.”
Adding that “our celebration today will be short lived if we don’t progress to win U-20, and of course the Senior Eagles that will represent us at subsequent tournaments.”
The Golden Eaglets were so spectacular throughout the competition scoring average of 3.78 goals per match. They scored a total of 26 goals in 7 matches to become the most successful team in FIFA U-17 having won the trophy for the record fourth times.-Sunday Fase
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