President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the winning spirit of Nigeria’s Under-23 team for gallantly defeating Algeria in the finals of the Under-23 Africa Nations championship on Saturday December 12, 2015.
In a press statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari noted delight that this was the first time that Nigeria attained this soccer glory in this particular category.
According to the President, “the boys have worked incredibly and admirably so hard to to bring national glory to Nigeria, adding that” their tenacity and the passion to excel were factors that propelled the Under 23 team to victory.”
President Buhari said he was proud of these “talented and determined young Nigerians” for winning laurels for the country, and breaking the record of giving Nigeria that opportunity for the first time.
He said his administration would give them every support and active encouragement to excel in the future. According to the President, his government would always reward hard work and excellence. He however advised the Under 23 Nigerian African champions to sustain the standard they have attained.