President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken of a love relationship between him and the game of football.
The President was speaking on Monday after receiving the Glo/CAF Platinum Award for Good Leadership, which was conferred on him last week in Abuja in recognition of his support for football, which resulted in Nigeria winning two major international tournaments last year.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, received the award on behalf of the President and presented it to him at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.
Buhari recalled that Nigeria first won the U-17 World Cup in 1985 in China when he was military head of state.
“Nigeria won the football last year,thirty years after the first victory. What a fabulous coincidence. I think football loves me,” the President told the delegation.
He thanked the league of African Football for honouring him.
The Glo/CAF awards are held annually to reward deserving players, coaches, managers and supporters of African football.
Dalung had shortly before presenting the award recalled that two major tournaments were won under Buhari in 2015.
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