Saraki in a statement by his Media Office in Abuja, specifically charged the Eaglets to improve on their present tempo, beat the Malian team and bring the coveted trophy home.
According to him: “Nigerians are proud of the performances of the Golden Eaglets so far in this competition. We must tell you that the entire Nigerian Senate is solidly behind you. We remain confident in your ability to lift the trophy and we will not relent in our support and prayers for you to emerge victorious at the finals."
He further told the Golden Eaglets that: "All we need from you as a team at this time is for you to maintain absolute focus, considering the crucial nature of the next match which is the final encounter in the competition. Your predecessors have made us proud by bringing the Cup home since the maiden edition in 1985."
He said: "The victory belongs to Africa but the cup belongs to Nigeria. I am confident that you will not fail to bring the cup home."
Saraki reiterated that the Senate and indeed, the National Assembly, will continue to support all efforts geared towards making the country a force to reckon with, at both the continental and intercontinental sporting arena.