8th November, 2013
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has announced a grand reception for Nigeria’s Under 17 soccer team, for winning the FIFA World Cup for the fourth time.
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets has beat the defending champion Mexico, 3-0 in the final match of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Soccer Championship played Friday evening in Abu Dhabi.
President Jonathan said the reception for the Eaglets will hold at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja at 19.00 Hours on Sunday.
According to a statement by spokesman Dr. Reuben Abati, President Jonathan has also congratulated the Eaglets for their achievement in winning the FIFA Championship for an unprecedented fourth time.
He praised the youngsters for “their exemplary commitment, dedication, resilience, determination, patriotism and unity of purpose they displayed throughout the tournament to make Nigeria the World’s Under-17 Football Champion once again”.
The President also urged the leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation to strive to ensure that the world-conquering Eaglets, who have shown such immense potentials as youngsters, are properly nurtured, trained and developed to represent the nation at higher levels in future international football competitions.