ICYMI: Super Falcons Conquer Africa Again, Buhari Celebrates
4 December 2016 Sport
Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeated Cameroon 1-0 to claim their 10th (eighth in the tournament format) Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title. Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal of the match late into the tense game to seal the win.The win has seen Nigeria secure their eight African title even as Coach of the Nigeria team, Omagbemi became the second individual to win the AWCON as a player and a coach.
Meanwhile, 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.
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.”