Kano - Players and officials of the victorious Golden
Eaglets will be hosted at a reception by governor of Kano state, Rabiu
Musa Kwankwaso on Monday.
The Golden Eaglets succeeded against all odds to conquer the
world at the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in November.
The Governor’s gesture comes on the heels of a reception
for the team by President Goodluck Jonathan as well as Senator Liyel Imoke (CON),
the Executive Governor of Cross River State and the Chief Servant of Niger
State, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu shortly after the team brought home the World
Cup trophy amongst other laurels early in November.
Incidentally, Kano state has two star players in the team,
defender Zaharaddeen Bello and inspirational captain, Musa Muhammed, who saluted
Kwankwaso for inviting ‘Africa’s great warriors’ to his home state.
Kwankwaso is regarded as one of the most
sports-loving state executives. Earlier this year, he rewarded the players and officials of Kano Pillars
with the sum of N500,000 and N750,000 respectively for winning the 2012/13 Nigeria
Professional Football League (NPFL) title as well as a KIA Picanto for each player and official.