President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday congratulated the Flying Eagles for making the nation proud, after they claimed the 7th title in the final game of the 2015 African Youth Championship. The U-20 team beat the host nation, Senegal to emerge this year’s winner.
According to a statement by GEJ’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said he he is looking forward to receiving the team at his earliest convenience on their return to the country with the aim of honoring them for bringing more sporting honor to their country.
The statement reads:
“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.”