Kano - The Golden Eaglets have continued to receive cash and
property rewards for winning the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab
Emirates in November.
Kano state governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso announced a sum of
N9.8 million to be paid to the players, team officials and accompanied NFF's officials for
winning a record fourth FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
Kwankwaso rewarded the two indigenes of the state in the
Golden Eaglets - captain Musa Muhammad and defender Bello Zaharradine - with
houses, promising to name streets after them in
Amana, Bandirawo or Kwankwasiyya city.
The sport-loving governor, who hosted the team on Tuesday at
the Kano Government House alongside Kano Pillars for winning a back-to-back
Premier League title; and the Kano Pillars basketball team for winning the 2013
DStv Championship, said the Golden Eaglets are the pride of the continent for their
exemplary play at the championship where they took the title with Kelechi
Iheanacho emerging as the MVP, Dele Alampasu with the Golden Gloves and the
overall Fair Play Award.
Speaking about the Golden Eaglets, Governor Kwankwaso said the
state was duty-bound to host the team since Muhammed and Bello, who
were an important part of the team that won the championship, are from the state.