Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung Commends U-23 Eagles Over Japan Win

Sports minister Solomon Dalung has congratulated the
U-23 Eagles for their victory against Japan in their first
Group B match of men’s football event of the Rio 2016
Olympic Games.
The Eagles despite arriving Manaus few hours before the
game put up a strong showing in their win against the
Dalung heaped plaudits on the Samson Siasia tutored lads
for fighting spirit and patriotism.
“I heartily congratulate the national U-23 football team for
their outstanding 5-4 victory over Japan in their opening
Group B game,” the minister wrote on his twitter handle
few minutes after game.
“The Dream Team have showed resilience in the face of
adversity, demonstrated patriotism and team work and the
can do spirit that Nigerians are known for globally.
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“I urge them them to put aside what happened in Atlanta
behind them and focus on the challenges ahead.
“The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is proud of
your achievement this morning and will continue to support
you as you seek to relive the 1996 feat.”

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