Jonathan Congratulates Eaglets, Urges Them To Go For Gold


Akin Akande, Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Golden Eaglets on their stunning victory over their Mexican counterparts in the on-going Under-17 World Championships taking place in the United Arab Emirates.

The Eaglets were ruthless in their opening match on Saturday at the ongoing championship, beating the defending champion, Mexico 6-1.

As the nation celebrates the Saturday’s victory however, President Jonathan urged the Eaglets to remember that they had just overcome their first opponent in a long tournament and must therefore stay focused on winning their subsequent matches, getting to the finals and claiming the championship once again for their fatherland.

The President called on the Eaglets, three time winners at this level, to avoid all possible distractions and continue to display the exhilarating soccer skills, commitment and dedication which overwhelmed the Mexican team on Saturday in all of their subsequent matches.

He assured the Eaglets and their handlers of the steadfast support and encouragement of the Federal Government noting that the whole nation looks forward to another victory when they take on the Swedish youth team on Tuesday.