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Bring World Cup As New Year Gift To Nigerians, Buhari Appeals To Eagles

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President Muhammadu Buhari has begged the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria who are in Chile to participate in this year’s under-17 FIFA World Cup Tournament to go all the way and win the cup as new year gift to Nigerians.

A statement by senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu quoted the President as wishing the Golden Eaglets the best and triumph in the tournament.

President Buhari also urged the players to do their utmost best to match the outstanding performance of their victorious predecessors who have won the competition four times, including the inaugural edition in 1985 and the last tournament in 2013.

The President assures the Golden Eaglets and their handlers of the full support of the Federal Government and all Nigerians as they strive to bring more sporting glory to their fatherland by outplaying all their opponents in Chile and winning the Under-17 World Cup for a record fifth time.

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The President assured the players that he would follow their progress through the tournament in Chile with keen interest and high expectation in the belief that the boys have the skills, dedication and determination required to make Nigeria world champions at the youth level once again.

He called on the players to stay focused, avoid all distractions and put their globally acknowledged skills, ability and doggedness on display against the USA tomorrow, Chile on October 20,  Croatia on October 23 and in all their subsequent matches to win the tournament and  give millions of soccer-loving Nigerians the perfect end-of-the-year gift.  [myad]

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