Saturday, 7 November 2015

Buhari In Telephone Chat With Eaglets


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday
afternoon had telephone conversations with
members of Nigeria’s U-17 team ahead of their
World Cup final on Sunday, TheCable can report.

The Golden Eaglets, coached by Emmanuel
Amuneke, will play against Mali in the final in
Chile, hoping to make it a record 5th win after
victories in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.
Buhari spoke with each member of the team,
charging them to repeat the feat of 30 years
when Nigeria became the first African country to
win a FIFA tournament.
Buhari, who was military head of state at the
time, charged the team to “do it again” because
it will encourage Nigerians, particularly the
youths.
Sani Abacha, the former head of state, started
the tradition of telephone chat with the national
team in 1994 ahead of the Africa Cup of
Nations final in Tunisia, which Nigeria won.
But Buhari’s conversation was not televised,
unlike in the past.

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