The Federal Government has followed
with excitement the steady progress
of the Golden Eaglets in the going
Under 17 FIFA World Cup.
The government is so far delighted
over the exploits, discipline of the
boys and the artistry in the field
The government has also noted with
enthusiasm the exhibition of
uncommon Nigerian spirit by the team
to overcome all obstacles and
achieve positive result.
This was demonstrated clearly last
night at the Abuja National Stadium
when the team defeated New Zealand
with 5 goals to nothing to move to
the Quarter finals.
The performance of the Golden Eaglet
has lifted the spirit of all
Nigerians at home and abroad
especially given the
not-so-impressive performances of
other national teams like the Flying
Eagles and Super Eagles in their
recent international engagements.
The government wishes to
congratulate the Golden Eaglets, the
coaching crew and other officials
for a job well done. The government
wishes to appeal to all Nigerians to
rally-round the team and its
officials to ensure that the Under
17 World Cup is won by the team for
Africa and retained in Nigeria.
PROF. DORA AKUNYILI
HON. MINISTER OF