Aregbesola Congratulates Victorious Golden Eaglets


The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has congratulated the national Under 17 football team, the Golden Eaglets, for winning the 2013 edition of the FIFA under 17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after thrashing their Mexican counterparts 3-0 in the final played in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

In a release from the Director of the Bureau of Communications and Strategy, of the Office of the Governor, Semiu Okanlawon, Governor Aregbesola also congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan; the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi; Nigerian Football Federation (NFF); the players; the coaches and other officials that made the feat possible and everyone that had a hand in the team’s success.

According to him, the players, a microcosm of Nigerian heterogeneity, demonstrated the Nigerian spirit of aspiration, dedication and triumph over obstacles to defeat the other strong and formidable teams they encountered along the way.

This, he said, is a clear demonstration of what Nigerian youth can do under the right leadership.