Golden Eaglet’s victory is a testimony of Nigeria greatness – Ambode
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on
Monday congratulated the Golden Eaglets for their feat
at the just concluded Under-17 World Cup Tournament
held in Chile.
The Eaglets, in the early hours of Monday, defeated the
Malian side 2-0 in a pulsating final to emerge winners
of the trophy for a record fifth time.
The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press
Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said the resilience of the
Eaglets to go all the way to defend their title which they
won in the UAE two years ago was typical of the
Nigerian spirit in the face of any daunting challenge.
Nigeria is a great country with enormous potential and
we can achieve anything and everything if we are
united and determined towards a course or a target.
“In the opening minutes of the final match when the
Nigerian team lost a penalty, they did not lose their
heads, but remained focused on the task. Even when
they went two goals ahead, they didn’t allow
complacency to set in. This is commendable and
inspiring and I can only hope that it signals the
beginning of the return to the glory days of Nigerian