Abuja - Acting
President of world football governing body, FIFA, Issa Hayatou has felicitated
with the Nigeria Football Federation over the Golden Eaglets’ successful
defence of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at Chile 2015.
In a letter
dated 11th November and addressed to NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Hayatou
commended the efforts of the superlative Eaglets in retaining a title they had
won for a record fourth time in the United Arab Emirates two years ago.
of the international football family, I would like to extend my warmest
congratulations to the Golden Eaglets on retaining the FIFA U-17 World Cup
crown in Chile last Sunday, a record fifth championship at this level.
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triumph was undoubtedly by a team effort and besides the players who performed
so well, I would also like to give special mention to your Coach Emmanuel
Amuneke, to the entire technical, administrative and medical team, and to all
“This victory is proof
that another very exciting generation of Nigerian footballers is emerging and I
am looking forward to seeing them further develop and reach even greater
heights in the game.”