Golden Eaglets arrive Abuja

They arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, this afternoon and were treated to a warm reception by fans forming a huge crowd at the entrance to the airport.

Abuja experienced a lot of frenzy today as the World U17 champions, the Golden Eaglets arrived Nigeria today after their victorious match in Chile on Sunday night.

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They arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, this afternoon and were treated to a warm reception by fans forming a huge crowd at the entrance to the airport.

 

The Eaglets and officials were met by a cultural troupe just outside the arrival hall of the Airport, as the captain of the team, captain Nwakali displayed the FIFA U17 trophy to the waiting crowd.

 

 

On ground to usher in the players were, the director general of the national sports commission (NSC), Al-Hassan Yakmut; Shehu Dikko, second vice president of the NFF; Seyi Akinwunmi, first vice president of the NFF and other dignitaries from the NSC.

 

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory came out en-masse with Nigerian flags to usher the team into the country, while primary and secondary students also came out to cheer them up, while the team waved to the crowd.

 

The team left the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to the federal secretariat, with the entourage arriving at the Transcorp Hilton to freshen up before a dinner and gala night which has been pre-arranged for them by the sports commission.

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