Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State have congratulated Nigeria‘s Golden Eaglets for winning the U-17 football title for a record fourth time.
In a reaction to the Eaglets 3-0 win over their Mexican counterparts, Governor Uduaghan through his press secretary, Felix Ofou, said the victory was a reflection of the resilience in the Nigerian spirit.
“Despite our challenges, diversity and divisions, the Golden Eaglets have shown that we are a united people and that our greatness will become manifest as we join hands in spite of all odds to build a great Nation”, he said.
Also in a separate statements by their Media aides, the Hon Tambuwal and Governor Oshiomhole described the victory as triumph of tenacity and hard work.
The Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to the Speaker, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal described the victory as triumph of tenacity and hard work.
He said the young boys have now taught the world the real essence of team work, adding that with all hands working together, all challenges would be surmounted.
While congratulating the players and their handlers, led by coach Garba Manu, for a job well done, Tambuwal said the House of Representatives will continue to play a leading role in efforts to take sports to greater heights in the country.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Comrade Governor, Mr Peter Okhiria, “I heartily congratulate the Eaglets for doing Nigerians proud in far-away United Arab Emirates. The Eaglets displayed the can-do spirit of the Nigerian; the will to excel even in the face of excruciating challenges.
“The Boys represent a new generation of Nigerians whose faith in the country remain unwavering as they forged a formidable team to win the coveted trophy despite coming from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
“I urge the authorities of the Nigerian Football Federation to keep this talented team together as the boys have the potential of even bringing greater honour to the country.
“The government and good people of Edo State give kudos to the Golden Eaglets for this great feat.”
The Golden Eaglets on Friday, November 08, 2013 sealed their place in FIFA U-17 World Cup history when they trashed Mexico 3-0 in the final of UAE 2013, to bring their title haul at this level of youth football to four.
They had been thrashed 6-1 the last time both teams met in Al Ain on October 19, in a Group F opener.
The West Africans are winners of the Cup thrice in China 1985, Japan 1993 and South Korea 2007.