The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari fulfilled a 30-year-old promise which he made to the victorious 1985 Golden Eaglets squad.
Buhari on Thursday, January 21, rewarded members of the nation’s U-16 football team that won the 1985 FIFA championship when he was military Head of State with N2 million each.
He made the announcement at a presidential reception organised for the athletes/officials who did Nigeria proud in recent sports competitions held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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The North Africans were obviously the better side in a match the home based Eagles looked different from the team that defeated Niger 4 – 1 in their opening game.
Quiet unlucky, Tunisia’s goal poacher Akaichi had his goal in the 44th minute wrongly ruled-out by the referee, as the centre man posited that the ball had gone-off the pitch before Hamza’s cross.
Chikatara got his fourth goal of the tournament, putting Nigeria ahead in the 53rd minute, before Akaichi who scored twice in their 2 – 2 draw against Guinea deservedly restored parity for the North Africans. It ended, Nigeria 1 – 1 Tunisia.