Like in 1985, Golden Eaglets welcome Buhari with World Cup victory

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ABUJA- By Max Amuchie – President Muhammadu Buhari appears to have luck with the Golden Eaglets. It was during his regime in 1985 that Nigeria won the maiden edition of the tournament.
The Nigerian side early this morning (Monday) emerged world champions again as they beat African champions, Mali 2-0 at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile.
In addition, Victor Osimhen won the Golden Boot award while skipper Kelechi Nwakali won the Golden Ball Award.
President Muhammadu Buhari had spoken to the players on phone on Saturday to boost their morale.
The maiden edition of the tournament. Then it was called FIFA Kodak U-16 World Cup. In subsequent years, the age limit was extended to 17 from 16. The Nigerian team then we’re captained by Nduka Ugbade while the Commodore Emeka Omerua was minister of information, culture, youth and sports.
It was after the victory then in Germany that Buhari renamed the team World Golden Eaglets. Before then they were just called Baby Eagles.

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