FIFA U-17 World Cup: President Buhari Lauds Golden Eaglets After Hungary Win

FIFA U-17 World Cup: President Buhari Lauds Golden Eaglets After Hungary Win

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By Amaechi Agbo

President Mohammadu Buhari has commended Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets after they came from behind twice Saturday to record a 4-2 win against Hungary in the on-going 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, can report.

President Buhari who said he was going to personally monitor the progress of the team in the tournament said he had no doubt that the team are determined to win the world cup a record 6th time.

“Our opening game in Brazil last night was a wonderful display that I am very proud of. Congratulations to the Golden Eaglets! I have no doubt in my mind that they are determined to win the #FIFAU17WC for an unparalleled sixth time.

“I have followed the journey leading to their arrival in Brazil; have noted the determination and confidence throughout their preparations. This is the true, resilient Nigerian spirit at work. I will personally be monitoring their progress in the competition,” he said on his twitter handle Sunday

On his part, the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, whose pictures were trending on social media as he was seeing standing close to his television set watching the boys on Saturday, described the team as a bunch of good players adding that the team will get better and stronger going forward.

Tweeting on his Twitter handle, the minister said “I was on my feet almost throughout the game. I watched these boys train in Abuja and I knew they were a bunch of good players. We move on with lessons learnt. I am confident they will get better and stronger. We just saw the Nigerian football spirit back on,”

Nigeria will next play Ecuador on Tuesday by 9pm Nigeria time.

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