FIFA U-17 Champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will soon be proud owners of plots of lands at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, officials said.
“We have filled forms for plots of land in Abuja,” Eaglets coach Manu Garba said.
“All the players and officials filled these forms.”
The government had in the past rewarded title-winning teams with plots of land at the nation’s capital city, but apart from the monetary reward given to the Eaglets after winning the world cup, no one has heard anything about land rewards.
The Super Eagles received plots of land in Abuja when they won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in February.
Some observers had blasted the federal government for not rewarding the history-making team with a more enduring gift like land or houses as was the case when the same team won in 2007, with a top official saying the government ought to have done a lot more for the team.
“The rewards could have been better and so it was very disappointing for both the players and officials,” he revealed.
“But it is hoped the government could still address this issue properly.” The Cross River State Government has since rewarded the team with houses in Calabar and Niger State have offered plots of land to the players and officials in Minna.