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Buhari: Eaglets’ 1985, 2015 Trophies Show Football Loves Me

Buhari: Eaglets’ 1985, 2015 Trophies Show Football Loves Me

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the Golden Eaglets for successfully defending their FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile and believes he might be the team's lucky charm.

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke’s boys won the championship for a record fifth time last year, having won it for the first time 30 years ago when Buhari was military Head of State.

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“Thirty years after the first victory, Nigeria won again last year. What a fabulous coincidence. I think football loves me,” said President Buhari in an official statement released on Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets and the U-23 Eagles will be hosted by the President on January 21, 2016, at the Presidential Villa alongside other athletes who made the country proud in 2015.

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