Senator Gbenga Ashafa has commended the Golden Eaglets for their heroic performance at the just concluded 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

In a statement signed by his Head Media and Strategy, Mr Babatunde Adegunju, Ashafa congratulated the heroic display of the Eaglets for winning the trophy, saying the victory was a clear indication that hope is not lost in the country.

?The victory is a clear indication that Nigeria will overcome all its present challenges despite all odds. Congratulations to all Nigerians and Africans. For me, the victory will also rekindle our hopes and strengthen our unity,” he added.

The lawmaker, who is representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, also commended the team’s coaching crew for the dexterity displayed by the young players in the tournament, saying all that Nigeria needs is prayers for continued success which will not only be in sports but also in the nation?s political stability.

Meanwhile, the victorious Golden Eaglets returned to the country Saturday evening and are scheduled to be hosted to a grand reception by President Goodluck Jonathan at 7pm Sunday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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