Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday thanked the
Confederation of African Football (CAF) for honouring him with the Glo/CAF
Platinum Award for Good Leadership.
The award was conferred on the President on Thursday in
Abuja in recognition of his support for football which resulted in Nigeria
winning two major international tournaments in 2015.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung received the
award on behalf of the President and presented it to him at the Presidential
Receiving the award from Dalung, Buhari spoke of a love
relationship between him and the game of football.
Also read: 2015 Glo-CAF Awards full list of winners
He recalled that Nigeria first won the Under-17 World Cup in
1985 in China, when he was military head of state.
“Thirty years after the first victory, Nigeria won again
last year. What a fabulous coincidence. I think football loves me,” he said.
Speaking while presenting the award to the President, Dalung
noted that the nation had been witnessing positive achievements since the
inception of the President Buhari-led Federal Government.
“Under your administration, we won the Under 17 World Cup
and we also won the Under 23 African Cup of Nations.
“We have had very good fortune in football since you came to
office and the sports family is very happy,’’ he said.
The Glo/CAF Awards are held annually to reward deserving
players, coaches, managers and supporters of African football.
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