The All Progressives Congress (APC) has heartily congratulated Nigeria’s national Under-17 World Cup team, the Golden Eaglets, for its historic and exciting victory at the 2013 edition of the global tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the victory is a clear indication that Nigerian youths have what it takes to be world beaters in all areas of human endeavours.
It said if such a huge success can be achieved at a time that Nigerian youths have been left demoralized by the malodorous policies of a government that keeps scoring own goals, one can only imagine the kindof positive energy that will be unleashed by the youths under a responsive, purposeful government.
APC hailed the team’s hardworking handlers as well as the determined players for the victory, which has written Nigeria into the history books as the most successful country in the history of the tournament, having won an unprecedented four FIFA Under-17 World Cup titles, a feat that even the global football powerhouse Brazil can only dream of at the moment.
”The victory is even sweeter because the Golden Eaglets did not lose a single match all through the tournament,” the party said.
It said apart from the well-deserved goodies that may be showered on the team and its officials, the best way to honour the boys is to ensure their collective nurturing and graduation to the next age-grade, with the hope that they will eventually play for the country’s senior national team, the Super Eagles.
”That way, we can be sure that Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of nations that have won the main FIFA World Cup,” APC said.