President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday joined all sportsmen and sports-loving Nigerians to congratulate former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Adegboye Onigbinde, on his 80th birthday holding on Monday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President felicitated the football coach and administrator, his family, friends and fans, on the landmark of turning an octogenarian, “with all the retinue of awards, recognition and achievements to celebrate at national, continental and global levels.”
The President expressed the belief that Onigbinde’s feat as a coach, which includes leading the national team to the FIFA World Cup in 2002, and his strides at taking teams to continental tournaments like the African Nations Cup and the African Clubs Champions Cup, will always be cherished and remembered as milestone attainments for the nation.
The statement read, “At 80, the President affirms that the wealth of experience garnered over the years by the former national team adviser, the leadership skills acquired, will be most useful in inspiring the national team, upcoming footballers and the local league in the country to greater heights.
“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant Onigbinde longer years on earth, more strength and wisdom to keep serving the country.”