Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the country’s junior team on their stunning victory over their Mexican counterparts in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
The Golden Eaglets walloped Mexico 6-1 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.
“As the nation celebrates yesterday’s victory, President Jonathan urges the Eaglets to remember that they have just overcome their first opponents in a long tournament and must therefore stay focused on winning their subsequent matches, getting to the finals and claiming the championship once again for their fatherland,” Reuben Abati, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said in a statement.
“The president calls on the Eaglets to avoid all possible distractions and continue to display the exhilarating soccer skills, commitment and dedication which overwhelmed the Mexican team this past weekend, in all of their subsequent matches,” Abati added.
The junior team, the three-time champions, faces European rivals Sweden on Tuesday.
Abati said the president also assures the Eaglets and their handlers of the steadfast support and encouragement of the federal government and looks forward to another victory when they take on the Swedish youth team on Tuesday.
– CAJ News