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Kalu to Golden Eaglets: You have made Nigeria proud

By The Citizen

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has congratulated the Golden Eaglets following their emergence as the world champions in the U-17 World Cup.

Kalu, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Oyekunle Oyewumi, said the Eaglets have made Nigeria proud by winning the title and becoming the first team to do so four times.

Oyewumi quoted Kalu as saying: “In the midst of so much gloom in the country, it is heartwarming that the boys and their Coach, Manu Garba, did not lose focus but concentrated on the task before them to make the country proud.

“The victory is even sweeter when considered against the backdrop that the boys are certified to be truly under-17 and can conveniently graduate into the senior teams in the years ahead.

“Now, we are serious about rejuvenating our age grade football.”

Kalu urged the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure it keeps the team together and groom the boys into senior teams over time.