Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 18 October 2015 | 2,330 times
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday urged the Golden Eaglets to re-enact their winning streak as they partake in this year’s Under-17 FIFA World Cup tournament in Chile. The Golden Eaglets have won the Cup a record four times.
Saraki in a statement signed by his media office in Abuja said the team can make Nigeria proud again by demonstrating their world acclaimed superiority in the field of play.
He urged them to approach all their encounters with all sense of purpose and dedication so as to qualify for the next stage of the championship.
He stated that another opportunity for the team to demonstrate to Nigerians and the world that they are not only good but dependable ambassadors of the change agenda of the present administration.
Saraki said: “This is another chance for our dear Golden Eaglets to conquer the world. You have done it before and I believe you can do it again. Nigerians and indeed the Senate are solidly behind you.
“I know that with patriotism, focus, resilience and indomitable spirit, you can again prove to the world that you can still shine like a million stars.”
The Senate President urged the team to imbibe discipline to achieve the desired objective of lifting the FIFA World for the fifth time.
He also called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the team’s coach and technical crew to ensure that no effort is spared in giving the players all they require to succeed.
He said: “Change has berthed in our country, therefore, our football cannot be an exception. We all have a role to play to support our players to win this tournament once again.
“On behalf of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I urge you to go for goals and for the ultimate golden trophy.
“With the superlative form you have displayed so far, we are confident that Nigeria can go all the way to win this under-17 FIFA World Cup.”
Saraki added that the Senate would continue to ensure that sports is accorded priority in terms of relevant legislations and budgetary provisions to make Nigeria emerge victorious at all international competitions.
•Photo shows Saraki.
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