By James Agberebi:
Nigeria trio of Nwankwo Kanu, Elderson Echiejile and John Ogu took to Twitter to shower encomiums on the Golden Eaglets who beat Mali 2-0 early Monday morning to claim their fifth U-17 World Cup title.
Goals from Victor Osimhen and Funsho Bamgboye in the 56th and 59th minute respectively, secured the win for the Eaglets.
Kanu, a winner of the U-17 World Cup in 1993, thanked the players and the coaching crew for making the country proud.
"Champions of the world. Congrats to Amuneke and the coaching crew, congrats to our boys, you all made us proud, we thank God, great nation Nigeria," a happy Kanu tweeted.
Ogu wished the players all the best in their different football careers, both for club and country.
"Congratulations to Golden Eaglets of Nigeria. May all of them be stars in the future for their various clubs and Nigerian football amen.
Echiejile tweeted: "Eaglets are champions of the U-17 again. Congrats U-17, Congrats Nigeria, U-17 Champions."