Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed delight that the flag of Nigeria was raised at the FA Cup finals in London on Saturday.
Atiku said the feat was made possible by the Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, who helped Leicester City to win the FA Cup by defeating Chelsea Football Club.
The former number two man, who is said to be eyeing the 2023 presidential election under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), stated this in a post on his verified Twitter’s handle on Saturday.
He said : ” I celebrate with @67Kelechi and @Ndidi25
of @LCFC for ensuring that Nigeria’s flag was raised at the FA Cup finals. #FACupFinal.”
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) May 15, 2021
PlatinumPost reports that Youri Tielemans produced one of the great FA Cup final goals to give Leicester City the trophy the first time in their history with victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
The Belgian settled a closely contested encounter with a spectacular right-foot drive that flew beyond Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga into the top corner from 25 yards in the 63rd minute.
It sent manager Brendan Rodgers down the touchline in celebration although Leicester City’s fans – inside Wembley as 21,000 supporters formed the biggest attendance since lockdown – had to survive a nerve-jangling closing phase before they could celebrate the win in their first final since 1969.