Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons On Winning 2016 AWCON Title
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons on their cup victory.
The Nigerian female football team defeated the hosts of the 2016 edition of the African Women Cup Of Nations, Cameroon, 1-0 in the final to win the competition for a record eight time.
President Buhari described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved.”
He commended the Nigerian women for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.
The President enjoined other Nigerian sports men and women to emulate the exemplary attitude of the Falcons who placed the interest of the nation above personal interests, while assuring that the Federal Government would not relent in doing its best to promote sports within available resources.
He went further to salute the technical competence of the coaching crew, which enabled the Nigerian players to overcome their hard-fighting opponents throughout the competition.
The President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Honour Sirawoo also hailed the Falcons and described the victory as a befitting early Christmas gift to Nigerians, who are beginning to see glory days of Nigerian football in view of the Super Eagles’ recent performance in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
He commended the technical crew led by former Super Falcons captain, Florence Omagbemi, who has made history by becoming the first African female footballer to win the trophy as a player and coach.
According to him, “the Super Falcons have once again brought smiles to the faces of Nigerians with the latest triumph despite several challenges. We expect the Nigeria Football Federation to immediately commence the process of preparing the team adequately for the Women World Cup.”
SWAN under his leadership will continue to advocate for better preparations for all national teams across all sports, he said.
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