President Jonathan congratulates flying eagles on seventh AYC title


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates the Flying Eagles of Nigeria on their victory over Senegal yesterday in the finals of the 2015 African Youth Soccer Championship.

President Jonathan joins other soccer-loving Nigerians in applauding the Flying Eagles’ glorious triumph over their Senegalese opponents who, as tournament hosts, played in the finals with the vociferous backing of a partisan home crowd.

The President assures the team that all Nigerians are very proud of their magnificent, all-conquering performance in the tournament, which has earned the country a record seventh African Youth Championship success.

In keeping with his administration’s policy of giving Nigeria’s sports men and women the greatest possible support and encouragement, which has resulted in the country’s recent successes in international competitions, President Jonathan promises the Flying Eagles that they will have the full backing of the Federal Government for their coming participation in the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The President looks forward to receiving the team at his earliest convenience on their return from Senegal to honour them for bringing more sporting glory to their fatherland.


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