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President Jonathan to host Eaglets if…

07 November 2013, 18:10

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan will welcome the Golden Eaglets to Aso Rock in Abuja if they win the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup.

Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity Reuben Abati confirmed on twitter that the president is expecting the Eaglets to return with the trophy, after which they will be hosted at the Presidential Villa.

“He (President Jonathan) looks forward to receiving them (Golden Eaglets) at the Presidential Villa and showing them the full appreciation of the nation when, as expected, they return in triumph to Nigeria, he wrote.

Nigeria defeated Mexico 6-1 in the group stage of the competition, but the defending champions have made their way through to the final after beating tough teams – Italy, Brazil and Argentina.

Nigeria are looking forward to winning a fourth title, while Mexico are set to defend their title, a situation that makes the final duel.

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