7 things we learnt from GEJ’s phonecall with the Falconets (WATCH)

by S’ola Filani

So yesterday, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, in an audio telephone conversation, exhorted members of the national under-20 women’s football team, the Falconets to go all out for victory against their German counterparts in today’s final of the 2014 FIFA under-20 women’s World Cup holding in Canada.

Seven things President Goodluck Jonathan said:
He commended the players for getting to the finals of the tournament saying “You have done very well by getting to the final.”

And then he urged them to do their best in exceeding their second place finish in 2010 by over-running the German team “I urge you to crown your efforts with ultimate victory tomorrow by playing with the greatest possible artistry, discipline, determination and patriotic zeal.”

He assured the Falconets that he “will stay up to join millions of other cheering Nigerians in company of his aides to watch the match despite the time difference between Montreal, Canada and Germany where he is on a private visit.”

And stressed that “Such feat will not only bring greater glory but pride and joy to soccer-loving Nigerians.”

He further promised them a heroine’s welcome “I look forward to receiving you at the Presidential Villa with the winners’ trophy” and assured them thus:”

“You can be assured of the immense gratitude of the Federal Government and the very appreciative people of Nigeria

We wish the Falconets the very best at the game today.

You can watch the video of the recorded conversation HERE.

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