Tuesday, November 19, 2013

World Champions Golden Eaglets Get Plots Of Land In Abuja

World champions Golden Eaglets are obviously reaping the reward of their hardwork and of course for making Nigeria proud by winning the FIFA U-17 World cup.


They are said to be in line for plots of land in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, officials said.

“We have filled forms for plots of land in Abuja,” All the players and officials filled these forms.” coach Manu Garba said

Some observers had blasted the federal government for not rewarding the history-making team with a more enduring gift like land or houses as was the case when the same team won in 2007.

The Super Eagles received plots of land in Abuja when they won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in February.

A top official said the government ought to have done a lot more for the team, many of whom are already bread winners of their families.

“The rewards could have been better and so it was very disappointing for both the players and officials,” he revealed.

“But it is hoped the government could still address this issue properly.”     

The Cross River State Government has since rewarded the team with houses in Calabar and Niger State have offered plots of land to the players and officials in Minna.

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