Pinnick: President Buhari's Speech Helped Eaglets Win

SoccerNet Nigeria
President of the Nigerian Football Federeation, Amaju Pinnick has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the support he gave the Eaglets at the just concluded U-17 World Cup in Chile. He also said the President's speech to the boys had a major impact on their performance.

Pinnick spoke in Santiago on Monday morning as he boarded a flight to Buenos Aires on the way back home from a success story at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

“We appreciate the President for sparing time out of his very tight schedule to talk to each and every player and official. That was a massive motivation. At the end of the conversation, the players told me they would go all out and give whatever it would take to win, having been inspired by the country’s leader

“We are very happy with this victory because it gives us the opportunity to present to our dear PMB his first global crown on his return as civilian President.”

The NFF President also assured that his administration would be strongly involved in the players’ development, unlike what happened in the past.

“People have talked about monitoring the players. We would do more than that. We would be part of their developmental programs and seamless transition to senior categories,” he said.

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