Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki lauded the Nigeria international football team for the victory.
In the official statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser on media and publicity, Saraki said that the Dream Team VI has once again advanced the soccer prowess of the country particularly in Africa and the world in general.
Saraki said:“You have made us proud by leading the country to attain this soccer victory for the first time in this particular category. You have equally lived up to your name as the Dream Team by emerging best in Africa. It is my hope that you will go to Brazil and conquer the world at the 2017 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.”
“I must say that your superlative performance during the tournament is a clear demonstration of what youths are capable of contributing to national development if well motivated,” Saraki noted.
The Senate president stressed that the Senate in particular and the National Assembly in general would continue to support genuine efforts of the Federal Government aimed at boosting both local and international sporting activities through relevant legislation and budgetary appropriation.