President Muhammadu Buhari will finally be hosting members of the victorious Golden Eaglets squad that won the Fifa U-17 World Cup title in Chile on January 21 fcnaija.com has learnt.
Other outstanding sports teams including Coach Samson Siasia’s men who won Nigeria’s maiden African U23 Championship title will also be rewarded the Sports Minister Solomon Dalung announced after the Glo/Caf awards held in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, contrary to insinuations that the Federal government is not keen at rewarding its outstanding sports men and women the FG has put up a comprehensive rewarding package that would be unveiled on Jan.21.
“The 21th of January 2016 has been approved by president (Muhammadu) Buhari as the day for the reward for those who have made us (Nigeria) proud,” Dalung told journalists.
“Indeed the Federal government has approved a comprehensive package for all athletes and is not limited to football but even scrabble, basketball and others that have made the country proud. He added