President Muhammadu Buhari has finally complied with his 30 year-old promise to reward the victorious Golden Eaglets team, which emerged victorious in the maiden edition of the FIFA Youth Championship held in China in 1985, while he was the military Head of State.

President Buhari on Thursday, January 21, at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, rewarded them with a cash gift of N2 million to each player, while their coaches were given N1.5 million each.

The President also rewarded Nigerian athletes that excelled in 2015, in football, basketball, wrestling, scrabble, and other sports.

Here’s the full list of reciepients;

2015 World Wrestling Championship
Beneficiaries
Amount
Wrestler (Bronze Medallists)
N1,200,000.00
Coaches
N6,000,000.00

FIBA 2015 Male Afro-Basketball Champion, D’Tigers
Beneficiaries
Amount
Players (Gold Medallists)
N600,000.00
Coaches
N600,000.00
Team Officials
N250,000.00

2015 FIBA Africa Under 16 Female Championships
Beneficiaries
Amount
Players (Silver Medallists)
N400,000.00
Coaches
N400,000.00
Team Officials
N150,000.00

2015 IPC Asian Open International Powerlifting Championship
Beneficiaries
Amount
Gold Medallists
N600,000.00
Silver Medallists
N450,000.00
Coaches
N450,000.00
Team Officials
N250,000.00

World English Language Scrabble Champion
Beneficiaries
Amount
Player (Gold Medallist)
N1,500,000.00
Coach
N1,200,000.00
Team secretary
N450,000.00
WBC Silver Cruiser Weight Title
Beneficiary
Amount
Winner (Title Holder)
N1,500,000.00

2015 CAF Under 23 Cup Of Nations Champions
Beneficiaries
Amount
Players (Gold Medallists)
N500,000.00
Head Coach
N500,000.00
Assistant Coaches
N300,000.00
Other Team Officials
N300,000.00

2015 FIFA Under 17 Male Football Champions
Beneficiaries
Amount
Players (Gold Medallists)
N1,200,000.00
Head Coach
N900,000.00
Assistant Coaches
N600,000.00
Team Secretary
N300,000.00
Medical Team
N300,000.00
Other Officials
N200,000.00

1985 FIFA Under 17 Male Football Champions
Beneficiaries
Amount
Players (Gold Medallists)
N2,000,000.00
Coaches
N1,500,000.00
Late Aikhionbare’s Next of Kin should collect his money on behalf of his family.


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