PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

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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PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

President Buhari with paralympians

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Service chiefs at the ceremony

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Buhari with a WBC felterweight title holder

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Victorious 1985 FIFA U-16 squad with President Buhari

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Victorious 2015 Chile U-17 FIFA world cup team pose with President Buhari

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Victorious 2015 Chile U-17 FIFA world cup team pose with President Buhari

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Captain of the AfroBasket 2015 winning team, Olumide Oyedeji in handshake with President Buhari.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Senator Obinna Ogba with other dignitaries.

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

Dignitaries during the ceremony

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Buhari Rewarded Victorious Sportsmen and Women In Abuja

World Scrabble Champion, Jighere Wellington (2nd right) with President Buhari and Solomon Dalong, the sport minister.

The Super Eagles were lucky to have escaped with one point in their match against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

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.

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