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Buhari ”lucky” with football, promises athletes reward

President Muhammadu Buhari has confessed that he seems to be lucky with and liked by football as he reiterated his promise to reward athletes who made the country proud from 1985 to 2015.

The President disclosed this Monday while giving assurance on his promise to reward athletes when the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung presented him with the Platinum Award from CAF given at the CAF Awards.  

Meanwhile, all is set for the Presidential award for athletes fixed for January 21, 2016.

In addition to the 1985 and 2015 U-17 World Cup winning teams, other teams to be rewarded include but not limited to:  

The Flying Eagles – won the 2015 Africa Youth Championship in March.

The Dream Team VI – clinched the U-23 African Nations Cup in December

Team Nigeria – won medals at the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville

Nigeria’s basketball team D’Tigers – scooped a first-ever Afrobasket Championship  to qualify for the Rio Olympics. 

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