Flying Eagles captain, Musa Muhammed, is now a landlord at the Amana Estate in Kano.
Muhammed and teammate Zaharadeen Bello received keys to the houses from Rabiu Kwankwaso, the governor of Kano state, who fulfilled the promise made to the duo when they won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013 with the Golden Eaglets.
Muhammed, who captained the team to triumph in United Arab Emirates, couldn’t hide his joy.
“We have finally got into our houses at Amana Estate. We are neighbours, each now with a two-bedroom bungalow semi-detached,” he told AfricanFootball.com.
“We are very happy that we now have our gifts after a long wait. We are most grateful to the governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso, for giving us such an enduring gift.”
Muhammed, who led the Flying Eagles to win their 7th African Youth Championship in Senegal, is one of five players from that team expected to join up with the U-23 squad in Abuja on Sunday.
The Dream Team has a win-or-bust second leg All-Africa Games qualifier with Zambia early April. The first leg ended 0-0 in Abuja.