President Buhari charges team ahead of World Cup final

Earlier On Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari had a morale boosting chat with the Golden Eaglets ahead of the U-17 final

President Buhari in a Skype video call with the Golden Eaglets squad

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Golden Eaglets to bring back the FIFA U-17 World Cup ahead of the final later today, Sunday, November 8 between Nigeria and Mali.

President Buhari on  Saturday, November 7 had a telephone chat with Emmanuel Amuneke's men and charged them to bring back home the trophy that Nigeria has won four times-1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.

The president's party All Progressives Congress (APC) through its official Twitter account revealed this.

"President Buhari today had a telephone chat with the Golden Eaglets players, ahead of the U-17 World Cup final between Nigeria and Mali," APC said through their Twitter account.

"The Nigerian Golden Eaglets won the U-17 World Cup four times in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013 and PMB charged them to win the 5th tomorrow.

"President Buhari charged the Golden Eaglets players to “do it again” because it will encourage Nigerians, particularly the youths."

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) through their Instagram account also shared a photo of President Buhari in a Skype video call with the sqaud.

Watch the highlights of Golden Eaglets win over Mexico in the semi-final, below:

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