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FIFA’s Ballon d'Or invitation flatters Eaglets

14 November 2013, 17:20

Lagos - The Golden Eaglets duo of striker Kelechi Iheanacho and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu are very excited about their invitation to be a part of the 2013 Ballon d'Or in Zurich.

FIFA's news was announced to the team on their bus ride to Abuja from Minna where they were hosted to a dinner banquet by Governor of Niger State, Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu.

"I consider this a blessing from God and a privilege to be invited by FIFA to witness the presentation of the awards to the best players,” said Iheanacho in a release.

Equally elated was Alampasu who won the Golden Glove award.

"I'm so happy about the invitation from FIFA and I have to thank God for this recognition."

Nigeria defeated Mexico 3-0 in the final to win the 2013 U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.


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