President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, March 24, 2015 sent a congratulatory message to the country’s Under-20 football team, the Flying Eagles after their successful outing at the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) which saw them lift the trophy after pipping hosts, Senegal 1-0.
Speaking via a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan said he was looking forward to hosting the victorious team as soon as is convenient for him, pledging to honour them for the glory they have brought to the country.
President Jonathan also promised the Flying Eagles of the full suport of the Federal Government as they prepare to participate in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand later in the year.
The statement read: “President Jonathan joins other soccer-loving Nigerians in applauding the Flying Eagles’ glorious triumph over their Senegalese opponents who, as tournament hosts, played in the finals with the vociferous backing of a partisan home crowd.
“The President assures the team that all Nigerians are very proud of their magnificent, all-conquering performance in the tournament, which has earned the country a record seventh African Youth Championship success.”