Published On: Sun, Dec 4th, 2016

Buhari congratulates victorious Super Falcons

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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon at the final game of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde.

Super Falcon team

Super Falcon team

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President 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.

Buhari noted that the Nigerian team achieved “this feat of being African champions for the 8th time,” a development he said has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians.

The statement read in part, “The President enjoins other Nigerian sports men and women to emulate the exemplary attitude of the Super Falcons who placed the interest of the nation above personal interests, while assuring that the Federal Government will not relent in doing its best to promote sports within available resources.

“He also salutes the technical competence of the coaching crew, which enabled the Nigerian players to overcome their hard-fighting opponents throughout the competition.”

(SOURCE -SUNDAY PUNCH)

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