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President Jonathan congratulates eaglets for topping their group and qualifying for knock-out stages of under-17 World Cup

By The Citizen

President Goodluck Jonathan congratulates the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on their 5-0 crushing defeat of the Iraqis today in the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Soccer Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

As the Eaglets progress to the knock-out stages of the Championship as winners of their group, President Jonathan urges them to maintain the exemplary dedication, commitment and resilience they have exhibited thus far in the competition until ultimate victory is achieved.

The President urges the Eaglets and their handlers to prepare very well and hone their acknowledged skills and soccer artistry even further to overcome all their remaining opponents in the competition and bring the Under-17 World Cup back home to Nigeria once again.

He assures them of the fullest possible support of the Federal Government and all Nigerians as they continue in the competition and trusts that they will keep on giving Nigerians great joy and pride with victorious performances in coming matches.