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November 9, 2015

Eaglets have done us proud – NOC

Eaglets have done us proud – NOC

VINA DEL MAR, CHILE – NOVEMBER 08: The team of Nigeria celebrate after winning the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup 2015 final match between Mali and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 8, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile. (Photo by Martin Rose – FIFA/FIFA

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has congratulated the Golden Eaglets for winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile Monday.

VINA DEL MAR, CHILE - NOVEMBER 08: The team of Nigeria celebrate after winning the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup 2015 final match between Mali and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 8, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile. (Photo by Martin Rose - FIFA/FIFA

VINA DEL MAR, CHILE – NOVEMBER 08: The team of Nigeria celebrate after winning the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup 2015 final match between Mali and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 8, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile. (Photo by Martin Rose – FIFA/FIFA

In a message signed by its President, Habu Gumel, the NOC said the Eaglets have made Nigerians proud after beating Mali 2-0 in the final to win an unprecedented and historic fifth title at the cadet stage.

Gumel said “the Golden Eaglets, with this historic victory in Chile, have made Nigerians proud and reinvigorated hope of a brighter and better future for our youths. We join Nigerians to celebrate this triumph and hope that this victory will boost our sports development”.

The Executive Committee member of the International Olympic Federation also urged the Nigeria Football Federation to monitor the progress of the players, who he hailed as exceptionally talented and disciplined.