President Jonathan Hails Flaying Eagles
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed to his brand new full-term of office the Flying Eagles with a continental cup, promising to continue to provide the wherewithal for the country to perform well in sports.
He said this Sunday in commending the Under-20 team following their 3-2 win over the Indomitable Cubs of Cameroon in the final match of the Africa Youth Championship, which ended Sunday in South Africa.
The President specifically mentioned the resilience of the team in his commendation, saying that their doggedness, especially in the extra period of the match, after their opponents had come miraculously from two goals down in the last ten minutes of the match to equalise, was worthy of emulation.
He added that the Flying Eagles had made both their country and his administration proud.
A statement from the Senior Special Adviser to Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ima Niboro had followed the President’s commendation of the team.
A part of the statement read: “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated the Flying Eagles of Nigeria on their victory in the finals of the 2011 African Youth Football Championships today in South Africa.
“President Jonathan praised the artistry, doggedness and resilience shown by the Flying Eagles in their hard-fought 3-2 victory over Cameroon’s Under-20 team.
“The President said that the Flying Eagles had made the entire nation very proud with their exploits and ultimate triumph in South Africa, a performance that has earned Nigeria a record sixth African Youth Soccer Championship title.
“He assured the team and its handlers that the Federal Government will continue to give them all necessary supports in their quest to win more laurels for the nation on the global stage.”