Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan is set to receive the junior men's national football team after they won the just-ended African Youth Soccer Championship.
The Flying Eagles beat Senegal in the finals.
Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said Jonathan would honour the team on their return from Senegal for bringing more sporting glory.
“President Goodluck Jonathan congratulates the Flying Eagles of Nigeria on their victory over Senegal in the finals of the 2015 African Youth Soccer Championship,” he said.
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He added that the President joined other soccer-loving Nigerians in applauding the Flying Eagles’ glorious triumph over the hosts, who played in the finals with the vociferous backing of a partisan home crowd.
He pledged, in line with his administration’s policy of giving Nigeria’s sports stars the greatest possible support and encouragement, the full backing of the Federal Government for their coming participation in the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Abati said the President assured the team that all Nigerians were proud of its all-conquering performance in the tournament, which had earned the country a record seventh African Youth Championship success.
- CAJ News