President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled the promise he made 31 years ago. He rewarded members of the nation’s Under-16 Football Team that won the 1985 FIFA Championship when he was military Head of State.
He announced a reward of N2m each to the players that included Fatai Atere, Nduka Ugbade, Jonathan Akpoborie, Baldwin Bazuaye, Victor Igbinoba and late Kingsley Aikiobare among others.
Buhari announced the rewards at a presidential reception organised for outstanding athletes/officials who did Nigeria proud in recent sports competitions.
The event was held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.