Golden Eaglets Victory: President Buhari tasks Nigerians on resilience

Timothy Choji, Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets on Tuesday in their second game at the ongoing FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Brazil, which saw them winning 3-2 after they had trailed Ecuador by 1-2, fifteen minutes to the end of the match.

According to the President, “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.” 

He therefore, recommended the can-do spirit displayed by the young boys to Nigerians, urging them to display such in all areas of endeavour, and in national development.

While wishing the Eaglets well in their final group match against Australia, which may well be a formality, President Buhari pledges government support to the team, as they strive to win the Under 17 World Cup yet again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a global power at that level.

With the victory over Ecuador, Nigeria has already qualified for the next round of the competition ahead of their final group game with Australia on Friday.