Buhari hails Super Falcons for qualifying for 2023 WWC

Buhari hails Super Falcons for qualifying for 2023 WWC

By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s female football team, the Super Falcons, for qualifying for the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.

 

Super Falcons’ qualification came after their emphatic quarter-final victory at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), when they triumphed 1-0 over Cameroon on Thursday night in Morocco.

 

The president lauded the spirited performance of the team in the tournament and for maintaining its dominant posture as the undisputed champions of the football game and the most successful international women’s football team on the continent.

 

Having won the tournament twice in 2016 and 2018, under this administration, Buhari assured the team and their handlers that the whole nation was strongly standing with them and would continue to cheer them on until the final whistle in Morocco.

 

He prayed that the Super Falcons, who had produced some of the greatest African players in the history of the women’s football game, would surpass their achievement in the last Women’s World Cup in 2019, where they advanced to the Round of 16, for the first time in 15 years.

 

The president said that he looked forward to the next generation of upcoming stars, who through hard work, discipline, resilience and determination, would one day win the World Cup for Nigeria.

 

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is the 9th edition, will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the first time that it will have two host nations, and is scheduled to take place from July 20 to Aug. 20.

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