U17 World Cup: What Buhari Told Golden Eaglets After Defeating Hungary. File photo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for defeating Hungary 4-2 in their first Group B fixture at the 2019 Fifa U17 World Cup in Brazil.

Concise News had reported that the Golden Eaglets rallied to a dramatic comeback to beat Hungary 4-2 at the junior World Cup.

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Captain Samson Tijani’s brace and lone efforts from Usman Ibrahim and Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi secured maximum points for the African country at Estadio Olimpico in Goiania on Saturday.

President Buhari in a statement by his Media Adviser, Garba Shehu, sent a congratulatory message to the team after the spectacular performance on Saturday night.

He praised the boys for their determination to excel which they displayed throughout the match despite the brilliant performance of their opponents.

The statement read: “It was a wonderful display that I am very proud of. You showed that there is nothing that cannot be achieved with determination and perseverance. I have followed your journey leading to your arrival in Brazil for the competition. I have equally noted your determination and confidence throughout your preparations. I have no doubt in my mind that you are determined to win the competition for an unparalleled sixth time.

“Buhari assured them of his continuing personal support and that of Nigerians for the entire period of the tournament. The President also urged the team to continue demonstrating the resilient spirit of the Nigerian, and bring the cup home, adding that he would personally be monitoring their progress in the tournament.

“President Buhari equally congratulated the handlers of the team, urging them to be sensitive to the needs of the youngsters in their burning desire to bring victory and honour to their fatherland.”