President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed happiness to the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for making him and Nigerians proud over what he called the fantastic match they played last night (October 26) in the group opening match of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019.
Nigeria Under-17 football team opened Brazil 2019 with a 4-2 win over Hungary, signaling their readiness to win the FIFA Championship for an unprecedented sixth time.
In a message to the team after the match, the President commended the players for the determination to excel which they displayed throughout the match despite the brilliant performance of their opponents.
“It was a wonderful display that I am very proud of. You showed that there is nothing that cannot be achieved with determination and perseverance.
“I have followed your journey leading to your arrival in Brazil for the competition. I have equally noted your determination and confidence throughout your preparations.
“I have no doubt in my mind that you are determined to win the competition for an unparalleled sixth time.”
President Buhari assured them of his continuing personal support and that of Nigerians for the entire period of the tournament.
He advised the team to continue demonstrating the resilient spirit of the Nigerian, and bring the cup home, adding that he will personally be monitoring their progress in the tournament.
President Buhari also congratulated the handlers of the team, urging them to be sensitive to the needs of the youngsters in their burning desire to bring victory and honour to their fatherland.