The Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare has charged the Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to stamp their authority in their next game of the ongoing Under-17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The sports minister made this known through is official twitter handle following the five-time world champions impressive performance in their second match 3-2 victory over Ecuador on Tuesday night.
“In your next game, stamp again your authority and make Nigeria proud and Nigerians happy. You are indeed the “comeback kids” he said.
The minister who has continued to champion youth engagement since his assumption of office, added, that the skills, potentials and resilience of Nigerian youth is on display on the world stage in Brazil while promising to ensure the welfare of the players and coaching crew is taken care of.
Further eulogizing the Golden Eaglets for the tireless attitude they have displayed so far in the competition, Dare said “they have added another page to the story about the resilience of the Nigerian spirit and the ongoing rebirth of our nation led by President Muhammed Buhari.
The minister thanked Mr. President for his continued interest and support for sports development in the country.
The Nigerian side will take on Australia on Friday and irrespective of the outcome of the match, they are through to the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.