19th July, 2022
By Ijeoma Okigbo
Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has lauded Nigeria’s Super Falcon’s performance against Morocco in the semi finals of the ongoing Women African Cup of Nations (WAFCON).
Dare praised the team’s resilience, character and game management, according to a statement released by his media office.
”I salute your doggedness, commitment and fighting spirit.
”For holding the Moroccans in front of over 45,000 capacity crowd you have once again displayed the never say die attitude of true Nigerians.
“Even when down to nine players after those red cards, you held your own.
”You are our champions. Nigeria is proud of you. I am proud of this team, even in defeat,” Dare said.
The nine-time champion bowed out after losing 4-5 on penalties following a 1-1 scoreline at regulation time.
Nigeria will square up against Zambia on Friday for the third place match of the tournament.
Nigeria, Morocco, Zambia and South Africa have qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.