President Muhammadu Buhari applauds the performance of the Golden Eaglets Tuesday in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, which saw them winning 3-2 after they had trailed Ecuador by 1-2, fifteen minutes to the end of the match.
President Buhari’s statement was contained is release issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)
According to the President, “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.”
He 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.