Buhari extols Nigeria’s Under-23 Eagles
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the winning spirit of the victorious Nigeria’s Under-23 team for defeating Algeria in the finals of the Under-23 Africa Nations championship on Saturday December 12, 2015.
In a statement the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, Buhari noted with delight that this was the first time that Nigeria attained this soccer glory in this particular category.
According to the President, “The boys have worked incredibly and admirably so hard to to bring national glory to Nigeria, adding that” their tenacity and the passion to excel were factors” that propelled them to victory.
Buhari said he was proud of the “talented and determined young Nigerians” for winning laurels for the country, and breaking the record of giving Nigeria that opportunity for the first time.
He pledged that his administration would give them every support and active encouragement to excel in the future.
According to the President, his government would always reward hard work and excellence. He, however, advised the Under 23 Nigerian African champions to sustain the standard they have attained.
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