President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for a fantastic beginning in the group opening match of FIFA World Cup tagged Brazil 2019. The Punch reported that Nigeria Under-17 football team opened Brazil 2019 with a 4-2 win over Hungary, signaling their readiness to win the FIFA Championship for an unprecedented sixth time.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu said Buhari in a congratulatory message to the team after the spectacular performance on Saturday night, praised the boys for their determination to excel which they displayed throughout the match despite the brilliant performance of their opponents.
He said, “It was a wonderful display that I am very proud of. You showed that there is nothing that cannot be achieved with determination and perseverance. I have followed your journey leading to your arrival in Brazil for the competition. I have equally noted your determination and confidence throughout your preparations. I have no doubt in my mind that you are determined to win the competition for an unparalleled sixth time.
“Buhari assured them of his continuing personal support and that of Nigerians for the entire period of the tournament. The President also urged the team to continue demonstrating the resilient spirit of the Nigerian, and bring the cup home, adding that he would personally be monitoring their progress in the tournament.
“President Buhari equally congratulated the handlers of the team, urging them to be sensitive to the needs of the youngsters in their burning desire to bring victory and honour to their fatherland.” Punch
Pix: Eaglets celebrate Hungary defeat