SAN FRANCISCO, December 03, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon at the final game of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON.
The Super Falcons on Saturday beat hosts, Cameroon 1- 0 in Yaounde to win the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON, for the eighth time.
Reacting in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, 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.
Buhari noted that the 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 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,” the statement read.