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Qualify for final, get N88m, NFF tells Falcons




The Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, has challenged the women national team, Super Falcons, to fight to qualify for the final of the 2015 FIFA Women World Cup in Canada and get a $400,000 (N88 million) reward.

He said: “I am telling you girls in all sincerity. If you get to the quarter finals of the World Cup, I am giving you $50,000. A spot in the semi finals will earn you the sum of $100,000 and if you get to the final, I am indebted to you to the sum of $250,000.
“I have absolute faith in you. You have done this nation proud on several occasions, winning seven African Women Championship titles out of nine editions. You are daughters of glory and I see you performing beyond expectation at the World Cup.”
The Super Falcons have only made the last eight of the global championship once, when victories over North Korea and Denmark saw the team in the quarter finals in the United States of America in 1999. But the squad led by Florence Omagbemi lost out at that stage, beaten 4-3 after extra time by Brazil.

The NFF boss, who spoke while meeting the African champions post-training session at the FIFA Goal Project, National Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday, also went philosophical in motivating the girls further.

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