Residents of Abuja and other neighbouring cities rolled out drums on Wednesday to receive the World champions, the Golden Eaglets, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. The all-conquering Eaglets arrived the Federal capital territory at about 3pm aboard an Emirates Airline flight.
Ministry of Sport and Youth officials, their Nigeria Football Federation counterparts and creme de la crème in football were on hand to receive the team.
A tumultuous crowd besieged the airport premises to catch a glimpse of the golden boys as they made their way into a waiting motorcade.
Activities around the airport were completely grounded for about one hour as massive jubilation rented the air, with security men ensuring order.
The five-time World champions were almost immediately ushered into a vehicle for open bus parade
round town before settling down at Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
The Emmanuel Amuneke lads defeated their African counterparts, Mali, 2-0 in the final at the just ended FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.