The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has congratulated the Under-17 national team, the Golden Eaglets for winning the trophy at the just concluded Chile 2015 world cup.
Dogara issued the congratulatory message through his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, on Monday, November 9, 2015. He praised the boys for making Nigerians proud.
“I congratulate the nation’s U17 national team over this historic victory over Mali.
“You have done us proud and demonstrated that with hard-work and unity of purpose, we can surmount our challenges and emerge victorious as a nation.
“I doff my hat for these young patriots who have written their names in gold in the annals of Nigeria’s soccer history,” the statement read.
Dogara also hailed the Emmanuel Amuneke led technical crew for guiding the boys to success.
“Special congratulation goes to the technical team led by Emmanuel Amuneke who put in so much effort in selecting the winning team.
“I want to use this medium to call on authorities of the nation’s football and other sports to harness talents of young men and women in our country,” the statement further read.
He also called on Nigerians to encourage the team while noting that he awaits the team’s arrival in the country.
“We should emulate the Golden Eaglets who, though of different background and religion, put aside their difference to win this prestigious trophy for Nigeria.
“These young men have proved their mettle, we all need to encourage them to go for higher heights. I look forward to meeting with the team when they return home”, he added.
“Nigeria has abundant sporting talents with potentials to rule the world if properly harnessed,” he explained
The Golden Eaglets beat African champions, Mali in the wee hours of Monday, November 9, 2015 to retain the U-17 World Cup title.