Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Nigeria

‘Bring the Cup Home’, Saraki Inspires Golden Eaglets

Kingsley Kanayo

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Saturday, extolled the indomitable spirit displayed so far by the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the on-going FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile, after they defeated their Mexican counterparts 4-2 , to qualify for the finals of the tournament.

Saraki in a statement by his Media Office in Abuja, specifically charged the Eaglets to improve on their present tempo, beat the Malian team and bring the coveted trophy home.

An excited Saraki who praised the scintillating performance put up by the Nigerian team, said despite facing another skillful side, the Mexicans, in the semi-finals, the Golden Eaglets remained dogged and focussed on the objective.

According to him: “Nigerians are proud of the performances of the Golden Eaglets so far in this competition. We must tell you that the entire Nigerian Senate is solidly behind you. We remain confident in your ability to lift the trophy and we will not relent in our support and prayers for you to emerge victorious at the finals.”

He further told the Golden Eaglets that: “All we need from you as a team at this time is for you to maintain absolute focus, considering the crucial nature of the next match which is the final encounter in the competition. Your predecessors have made us proud by bringing the Cup home since the maiden edition in 1985.”

 

__________

Follow us on Twitter at @thesignalng

Copyright 2015 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to www.signalng.com and other relevant sources.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related

News

Rising debt has pushed Nigeria up the World Bank’s top 10 International Development Association borrowers’ list, Punch reports. The World Bank Fiscal Year 2021...

News

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), may beam its searchlight on the alleged consistent corruption being perpetuated by the Joint...

News

A former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has officially signed the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership register in his Tuomo Ward...

News

The Nigerian Government has condemned the killing of a Nigerian citizen, Alika Ogorchukwu, in Italy. The Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, in...

Copyright ©