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Buhari applauds victorious Super Falcons

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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, congratulated the Super Falcons on their victory over the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in the final match of the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Ghana 2018.

The President in a statement signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, expressed delight at the discipline and commitment exhibited by the country’s senior women football team, despite the stiff resistance of their South African counterparts.

Noting that the Falcons had earlier qualified to represent Nigeria at the FIFA Women World Cup in France next year, President Buhari described winning the AWCON for the third consecutive time and ninth overall, as the “icing on the cake.”

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Saluting the country’s female football ambassadors for doing their fatherland proud and showing clear dominance on the African continent, he urged them to approach the France 2019 competition with clear focus and determination to excel on the global stage.

Buhari also commended the team’s coaching crew, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), the supporters club and all football-loving citizens for adequately preparing and supporting the players, enjoining all stakeholders not to relent in rallying round the country’s football representatives going forward.

“I have never doubted the capacity of Nigerians to excel when given the right support,” he noted, while promising the Federal Government’s commitment to sports growth as a unifying force.


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