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Golden Eaglets receive more rewards

04 December 2013, 17:00Israel Ojoko

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.

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