President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria in the opening match of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019.
The Nigeria Under-17 football team on Saturday, October 27, 2019, defeated Hungary 4-2.
Buhari, in a message to the team issued by Garba Shehu, his spokesman, praised the boys for the determination to excel which they displayed throughout the match despite the brilliant performance of their opponents.
“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,” President Buhari said.
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 will 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.