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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s Spokesman, has claimed Buhari is responsible for the U-17 World Cup triumph – a product of “change” – and the comment has elicited reactions..
Adesina had written
Basketball champ. Scrabble champ. Under 17 World Cup champ. All under PMB. Nigerians ain't seen nothing yet. True change is here. Congrats.
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) November 9, 2015
And of course the comment over the Eaglets winning the world cup defeating Mali at the under 17 tournament follows a bashing by online users who feel offended by Adesina's tweets.
Let us count the seconds before APC claims this as the product of change. 3...2....1.... #U17WCFinal
— Elnathan (@elnathan) November 9, 2015
— Sheik Chidi Ajuzie (@chidiajuzie) November 9, 2015
— oyinkansola (@Phollukeh) November 9, 2015
@FemAdesina lol. Oga we won the U17 world cup,AFCON during GEJ's regime and we didn't add it to GEJ's achievement. This is embarrassing.
— Fumnanya (@Josh__IK) November 9, 2015
30 years ago, General Muhammadu Buhari was Head of State when Nigeria won the 1st U17 World Cup. Today, he is President as Nigeria win 5th
— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) November 9, 2015
Nigeria retain the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2-0 win against Mali in Vina Del Mar. According to FIFA.com, Victor Osimhen stole the show once again thanks to his record-breaking tenth goal of the tournament, with Funsho Bamgboye adding a second moments later.
Samuel Diarra had saved an early Osinachi Ebere penalty as the Malians played their part in an entertaining finale to Chile 2015.