BREAKING: Super Falcons Players Receive Bank Alerts As Falconets Threaten To Begin Protest Tuesday

Omojuwa.Com scooped from some of the players who revealed after receiving their bank alerts of 4.6 million naira that they are grateful to President Muhamadu Buhari for coming to their aid, but were disappointed for receiving far below what the NFF promised them before they left their Agura Hotel in Abuja last Friday.


“We were promised to be paid above five million naira by the NFF, but were surprised to receive an alert of just above four million naira this morning. We are grateful but still demand our full payment by the NFF,” one of the players told Omojuwa.Com


She continued: “We also want to thank Nigerians, the media and everyone that stood by the truth and supported us all through; we are more than grateful to them. We are also asking the NFF to pay up our bonuses for the qualification of the AWCON, some of the players that played the qualifiers didn’t make it to Cameroun because of injury and they also deserve to be paid allowances and bonuses for qualification.”


However, Falconets players who represented Nigeria at the lastest FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup held in Papua New Guinea have also decided to embark on their proposed protest in Abuja on Tuesday (tomorrow) if they don’t receive any bank alerts on Monday (today) as promised by the NFF.


According to the players, a board member of the NFF last Friday pleaded with them not to go on protest as he promised they will receive bank alerts the same day as the Falcons, but as of this morning, Omojuwa.Com learnt none of them have received alerts, which might necessitate the Falconets players to embark on their planned protest on Tuesday.

Of Super Falcons & Her Parents Who Don’t Care – By Bolu Akindele

These days, you just sit to think about the many issues happening in this nation and you’d literally just be weak. I’m a very optimistic person and still believe in the greatness that we can achieve as a nation but it’s getting really hard to explain to these to people who can’t even see any glint of hope at all for us as a nation.


Recently, there’s been an issue that calls for urgent attention in Nigeria and has practically caused an uproar on the streets of twitter. It’s the case of our falcons [female football team] who won their 8th African title after beating Cameroon, 1-0 in the final of the 2016 African Cup of Nations and we’re denied the full payment of their allowances.


If we have anything to celebrate as a nation currently, it’s these ladies who have decided to fight hard and not be brought down by the current circumstances and fought really hard to win the coveted award. Some days back, they took to the streets to protest this non – payment while their Cameroonian counterparts were being celebrated big time in their country for coming second.


How bad can it get?


The falcons have honestly done a great job by making is proud amidst all of the negative happenings in the county and made us shine on a global level again but no! We have decided to show our true colour. Someone even said they didn’t expect them to win. Like… Who really does that?


My conclusion; when starting out to do great stuff and putting so much resources into building your career or coming up with ground breaking and mind blowing innovations, your propelling force shouldn’t be to bring glory to Nigeria abeg. [You’d burn out fast if it is].


It can be one of the driving forces o but don’t make it the major one.


Anticipating that Nigeria would celebrate you could dampen your spirit, frustrate or depress you. We don’t have good structures or even a good sports hall of fame


Get a larger picture to motivate you. Look more on the impact of your success on yourself and your brand, your family, local community and your generation.


We are still very much confused about so many things in this nation Biko.


Don’t let anyone just spoil your vibe anyhow. Just do your stuff. If Nigeria celebrates you fine, if not you’re still a great person. Yeah?


PS: I still believe in Nigeria and how great we CAN be but you know, we really need to be honest about things.


Bolu Akindele is a young creative generalist with an incredible passion for excellence amongst young people. He shares his thoughts on twitter @boluakindele

BREAKING: FG releases N471.8 million for payment of Super Eagles, Falcons.

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has released the mandate to Central Bank of Nigeria for payment of naira equivalent of US$1,173,820.00 at N305/$  to Nigeria Football Federation to pay outstanding winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches and for the Super Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup.


This is in furtherance of the approval from Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, for the said amount to be paid.


The mandate, which is a sum of N358 million, was paid by Central bank of Nigeria on Thursday, a statement signed Kenechukwu N, on behalf of the Accountant General, said.


Similarly, another mandate for N113.8 million has also been released by Office of Accountant General of the Federation for the payment of wining bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches; and for the Super Falcon’s participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup.


This amount has also been paid to Nigeria Football Federation and is equally sequel to the approval of the minister of finance.


The payment came after members of Super Falcons demonstrated in Abuja demanding payment of their outstanding bonuses.


President Muhammadu Buhari later authorised the payment within 24 hours.

FRESH: Ogenyi Onazi donated N1.5 million to Super Falcons

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has shown support for the protesting Super Falcons, by donating N1million to the squad. The Nigerian senior women team, have embarked on a sit-in protest at their Abuja hotel and also staged a protest march to the National Assembly, over their unpaid bonuses and allowances.


President Muhammadu Buhari has already ordered for them to be paid as soon as possible.


A source close to the team, revealed that Onazi, who plays for Trabzonspor in Turkey, has also shown concern about the ladies’ situation.


“Onazi is a fantastic man and supported the Falcons with the sum of one million Naira, that really helped the ladies,” a source reported to AfricanFootball.


“He also gave one of the injured players 200,000 Naira for her treatment.


“He is a wonderful guy. I was aware some of the girls called him to complain about their plight and he helped them.”

We did our best for Super Falcons – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Friday expressed heartfelt appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for directing that players and officials of African champions, Super Falcons be paid within days.

This was sequel to the team’s protest at the Three Arms Zone on Wednesday.

“We are grateful to the Presidency for the prompt action, and we believe this will put the minds of the players at rest.

“It has been a very difficult time for the NFF; no official of the Federation was happy that the players and officials could not be paid their entitlements immediately after the tournament.

“It is not as if the Federation did not plan to pay the players and officials their entitlements. The NFF expected some money from a number of sources but this did not work out.

“They are champions and deserve to be treated as such; there are no doubts about that,” Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, said in the statement.

Mr. Olajire also stated that there was no time the NFF directed that the players should be ejected from their Agura Hotel, and decried claims that no official went to see the players at the hotel.

“The NFF is at the receiving end of all these, but at the end of the day, fair is fair.

“Before they left for Cameroon, the country’s Vice President went to meet with them at a training session.

“Also, despite the difficulties, the Federation was able to make the sum of $5,000 available to the Team Administrator for logistics.

The NFF President personally visited the team and prayed with them,” Olajire said in the statement.

Olajire added that “Before the team played South Africa in the semifinals, the NFF reached out to some sources and raised money to pay each player the sum of N500,000.

“The NFF President was on the tarmac of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to receive the team and celebrated with them on arrival.

“He also impressed it on NFF partner Emzor to host the ladies to lunch and the company gave the team the sum of N1.6million.

“On arrival in Abuja, the team was received by the NFF General Secretary, Head of Protocol, Head of Women’s Football and the CEO of Jedo (a private organization), Dr. Aliyu Oroje Wammako.

“The NFF impressed it on the management of Agura Hotel to ensure the comfort of the players and officials while the Federation went about trying to raise money to pay their entitlements,’’ it said.

The statement added that Minster of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung visited the team in company of the NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi in their hotel.

“Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung who personally visited the team at their hotel, NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi was at the hotel on two occasions.

“Also, the Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David has been at the hotel on regular basis.

“After his visit, the Honourable Minister directed that the NFF should look for money to give to the players to take them home.

“The players appealed that the amount of N50,000 proposed by the Federation should be doubled, and the NFF squeezed out N100,000 to each player and official.

“Surprisingly, the players said they would no longer leave the hotel even after that payment,’’ the statement said.

It added that “While the monies paid to the team so far may not amount to much, these are challenging times and we expect the players to understand with the Federation.

“They did not, but we thank God all these issues are almost behind us.

“This unfortunate situation calls for calm and patience on the part of all. The NFF cannot praise the Presidency enough.

“The players cannot say that nobody came to see them in the hotel, or that the Federation ordered that they be ejected; that is not correct.

“We passionately appeal to the players not to allow themselves to be used by some persons against the Federation and the Federal Government, as such persons do not mean well for them,’’ the statement said.

UPDATE: Super Falcons protest at the National Assembly

Super Falcons of Nigeria, champions of Africa for a record eighth time are currently protesting on the streets of Abuja, the federal capital territory, against the non-payment of their allowances and bonuses.


The aggrieved players, who have now laid siege on the national assembly, won the 8th edition of the African Women’s Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon, and have vowed not to hand over the trophy to the Nigerian Football Federation NFF until they are paid.


The African champions have also refused to leave their Agura hotel?, Abuja.


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Speaking to TheCable at the protest ground at the national assembly entrance, one of the players said:”We are not protesting to embarrass the nation but to beg the government to help us to get what we worked and suffered for.


“We, as women, should not be treated differently from the men. If it were to be the? Super Eagles, I am sure that they would have found a solution to the issue of unpaid allowances owed.


“We went to Cameroon without any complaint. We did the nation proud. We are only appealing to the government to get our dues. We are their daughters; they should hear our cry and come to our aid. We have aged parents to take care of and other responsibilities too.”


The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) is owing the Super Falcons team a cumulative sum of $819,000 from the qualification games tothe  gold medal win against hosts Cameroon in the final.


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Breakdown of the total money owed ?is below:


Total money owed per player is $25,400


Total money owed the head coach is $50,800 (head coach gets twice what the players get)


Total money for each assistant coach is $33,600 ( 2 assistant coaches and one goalkeeper trainer)


Total money owed each back room staff? is $33,600 (the team medical doctor, physiotherapist, media officer, team secretary and coordinator)


The curator gets half of what the back room staffs get, which is $16,800.

BREAKING: Super Falcons protest at the National Assembly

Super Falcons of Nigeria, champions of Africa for a record eighth time are currently protesting on the streets of Abuja, the federal capital territory, against the non-payment of their allowances and bonuses.


The aggrieved players, who have now laid siege on the national assembly, won the 8th edition of the African Women’s Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon, and have vowed not to hand over the trophy to the Nigerian Football Federation NFF until they are paid.


The African champions have also refused to leave their Agura hotel?, Abuja.


More details to follow…

No plan to ban Super Falcons players, coaches over faceoff, says NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said yesterday it had no plan to ban some players and coaches of the Super Falcons for their role in the on-going faceoff over unpaid entitlements.

The Falcons, who defeated the host, Lionesses of Cameroun to win their eighth Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) title on December 3 in Yaoundé, had been on strike in Abuja over the failure of the NFF to settle their wages.

There were reports that no less than 10 of the players and some officials would be banned for life for ‘ridiculing their fatherland before the international media.’

President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, Secretary General Dr. Mohammed Sanusi as well as Spokesman of the body, Ademola Olajire told The Guardian in separate interviews that there was no iota of truth in such story.

“How can people cook up such a story?” Pinnick asked. There is nothing of such. They are our players and we will continue to appeal to them to see reason with the NFF in view of the tight economic situation we are currently. Their wages will be given to them as soon as we get money. To say that the NFF is planning to ban some of the players and coaches for life is out of it.”

On his part, the Secretary General said in a message to The Guardian yesterday: “To the best of my knowledge, nobody has said such a thing.”

Olajire also said: “Never. Nobody ever said that. Such story came from people who cannot breathe without writing something negative about the NFF. It is not practical and will not happen.”

Meanwhile, the players are still holding unto the African Nations Cup trophy at the Agura Hotel in Abuja.

Some of the players who spoke with The Guardian yesterday vowed never to vacate the hotel until they are settled.

One of them said: “The NFF paid N100,000 into our bank accounts on Friday and pleaded that we should go. No way. We want our money in full.”

NFF yet to pay Super Falcons, sure of settling Super Eagles’ entitlements before next 2018 World Cup qualifier

Despite the Super Falcons protest over non-settlement of allowances and others by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), after emerging victorious at the 2016 AWCON championship in Cameroun recently, the NFF has said that the body would not allowed any loopholes in their quest to see Eagles qualified for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

According to the NFF’s spokesman, Ademola Olajire, all outstanding bonuses the NFF is owing the Eagles would be settled before their next game against Cameroun.

He stated that the body is working round the clock to ensure the team prosecutes the tune up matches put in place to assist them blend properly ahead of the crucial tie at home.

Meanwhile, Eagles’ spokesman, Toyin Ibitoye, has also said that all the logistics needed to prosecute the remaining qualifiers have been discussed.

He said the days of the players and the officials of the football body having disagreement over the issue of bonuses and other entitlements before and after every game was over.

Ibitoye said that the senior male national team’s success so far in the qualifiers could be attributed to the well-tailored arrangements put in place to safeguard any form of anomalies since the start of the qualifiers.

He disclosed that team’s quest to put smiles on Nigerians faces still remains sacrosanct to the team.

He however added that plans are on track to make sure that Eagles beat Cameroun in Nigeria, which would give a clear chance to be in Russia come 2018 World Cup.

“Super Eagles would not have any problem on bonuses and entitlements during the qualifiers. Since the qualifiers began, the team has not faced any challenge in that aspect. Eagles’ exploit so far against Zambia and Algeria can be attributed to the players’ commitment and the arrangements put in place to settle their entitlements and other logistics. All apparatus needed by the team to execute their remaining games successfully would be put in place,’’ he said.

Unpaid Nigeria’s Super Falcons withhold Nations Cup trophy in protest.

The Nigeria national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, are still holding on to the Africa Women’s Nations Cup won last weekend in Cameroon in protest against the government’s failure to pay them.

Though the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday reassured the African champions that they will receive all their entitlements, the team has not relinquished the trophy.

The minister, who was in the company of the NFF’s General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, met with the players and officials at their Agura Hotel, Abuja, on Thursday.

“I had to make time out to meet with you ladies again after receiving you on arrival in Lagos. In the past few days I have heard so much about the team’s grievances, challenges and issues here and there,” he said.

“I have also discussed with the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation but I felt it is necessary for me to come and sit to discuss with you in order for us to understand ourselves better. The issues with the team date back to the All-Africa Games, bothering on allowances and bonuses. We are also aware that the coaches are also being owed.

“The point I want to make clear is that for this competition which this team have participated in and won, we are indeed overwhelmed by the performance of the team,” he stated in a press statement issued by the NFF’s Ademola Olajire.

The minister urged the players and officials to be patient with the government so that their laudable achievement can be appreciated.

“Personally, I don’t want this achievement to be rubbished with whatever challenges we are facing because one thing that will stand to the end is our achievements,” he said.

Mr. Dalung concluded by promising the Falcons that the process to sort out their money was in process, and would be sorted out eventually.

“But one thing I want you all to know is that there are procedures for getting such monies from the Federal Government. It is not like an ATM that you will just go to and bring out cash. Government has processes on how things are done. We are still processing and pursuing the entitlements of the team.

As it stands, the Falcons say only blank alerts can appease them.

Pinnick, Dalung ignore Super Falcons, jet to London.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), have left the country for the UK, where they are expected to sign a new contract with kit manufacturing giants, Nike.

Their trip comes amid the rancour with the senior national women’s team, the Super Falcons, who are still on a sit-in protest in an Abuja hotel, over unpaid bonuses and allowances.

The Falcons have been holed up in the hotel since they arrived in the country from the competition and have vowed not to release the trophy, until they receive their entitlements.

Although the NFF promised to pay off the outstanding debts, they also admitted they currently don’t have the funds to.

One of the players told BBC Sport that they are owed as much as US$23,650 (about N11.5 million) per player.

“We are not leaving this hotel and we have not been told exactly when we are going to get paid,” the player, who insisted on anonymity, said.

“The plan is to stay here until we all receive the money because the moment we leave there will be no opportunity to get it again.”

Protesting Super Falcons refuse to vacate hotel, say no to NFF’s $100 travel allowance

Players of the Super Falcons, who on Saturday defeated Cameroon to win their eighth African Women Nations Cup title, yesterday rejected the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) directives to vacate their Agura Hotel, Abuja camp, saying they would not leave the camp until all their emoluments were settled.

The players claim that the NFF has not paid them camp allowances, match bonuses and their coaches’ salaries, which have accrued for over eight months.

One of the players, who pleaded anonymity, told The Guardian that “officials of the federation came to give each of us $100 as transport allowance and told us to go home with the promise that they will pay us in January.

“Now, they are telling us that they are making arrangements for the president to host us at the Presidential Villa. All these are stories we are tired of. We want our money, full stop.”

The NFF yesterday pledged to pay the players and their officials for winning the Women Africa Cup of Nations, but it craved the understanding of the team that the money is not readily available at the moment.

In a statement yesterday, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who met with the players and officials at the Agura Hotel, said the Federation was not happy owing players and coaches, but present severe economic challenges informed that it could only continue to seek the understanding of these persons, as well as hoteliers, travel agents and Management and Staff until the situation improves.

“There is no gainsaying that there is severe economic challenges and all organisations, whether government or private, are feeling the pinch. It is not Government’s doing; it is not anybody’s doing. We know we have financial commitment to you (players and officials of Super Falcons) and we have not at anytime stated otherwise. But the money is not readily available at the moment.

“I have come to appeal to you, to understand the situation of the Federation, to understand the situation of the country at the present and exercise patience. We will pay you all monies you are being owed as soon as we receive same from the Government, just as we paid the U17 boys who won the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile last year, after the tournament. And just as we sorted out Coach Samson Siasia’s wages as soon as we had the funds, after the Olympics.”

NFF Begs Super Falcons, Says They Will Get Their Entitlements Soon

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has pledged to pay players and officials of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons all their entitlements for winning the Women Africa Cup of Nations for the eighth time.

The federation craved the understanding of the team, noting that the money was not readily available at the moment.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who met with the players and officials at the Agura Hotel on Tuesday, said the Federation was not happy owing players and coaches.

“There is no gainsaying that there is severe economic challenges and all organizations, whether government or private, are feeling the pinch. It is not Government’s doing; it is not anybody’s doing,” he said. “We know we have financial commitment to you [players and officials of Super Falcons] and we have not at anytime stated otherwise. But the money is not readily available at the moment.”

Sanusi said: “I have come to appeal to you, to understand the situation of the Federation, to understand the situation of the country at the present and exercise patience. We will pay you all monies you are being owed as soon as we receive same from the Government, just as we paid the U17 boys who won the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile last year, after the tournament. And just as we sorted out Coach Samson Siasia’s wages as soon as we had the funds, after the Olympics.”

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No date yet for Falcons reception – NFF

Another waiting game is on the cards for the victorious Super Falcons team who last weekend won the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Nigeria Football Federation, through its secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed that no date has been picked to host the women team that secured a record eighth title, beating host, Cameroon in last Saturday’s final.

Mr. Sanusi, in a press statement, confirmed that the NFF was waiting for word from the government to know when the African champions would be hosted to a state reception.

“The reception is out of our hands. We are waiting on the Federal Government, and as soon as we have confirmation of the date, we will inform the players and officials to regroup in Abuja.

In 2014 when the Falcons won their seventh African title, they never got the attention they deserved and while fears of a repeat is already being nursed in some quarters, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has offered some words of assurance.

The minister promised to step up the reward system for sportsmen and women who make the nation proud.

“We must revisit our reward system. If this country must succeed then our reward system must be revisited. We must also de-emphasize materialism and begin to say thank you to people who have done well. Thank you must not always be material things. There is nothing wrong in giving this team National Honours having emerged champions several times. I will discuss this with the President and see what he will do for the team. I believe he will have something very unique for this team,” Mr. Dalung said.

Over two months since returning from the Paralympic Games in Rio, the Special Athletes that did Nigeria proud with a record medals haul are still waiting to be hosted by the President.

AWCON 2016: Three Nigerian players make BEST XI

Three Nigerian players were included in the Best XI from the just concluded Africa Women Cup of Nations held in Cameroon.

The trio selected in the AWCON 2016 Best XI are Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala, chosen as strikers for the 4-4-2 formation. Osinachi Ohale is in the defence.

Oshoala finished as the top scorer at the 2016 AWCON with six goals, while Oparanozie scored vitals goals for Nigeria in the semifinal and final games against South Africa and Cameroon.

The France-based striker opened her goals account in the final group game against Kenya.

Aside the three Nigerian players, the Best XI named by CAF also has four Cameroon Ladies, two South Africans and a Ghanaian.

Two other Nigerian players, Alaba Jonathan and Francesca Ordega, were named on the bench.

In the other awards, CAF settled for Cameroon star, Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene, as the Best Player while Oshoala earned the Top Scorer Award.

Best Player: Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon) Top scorer: Asisat Lamina OSHOALA (Nigeria) – 6 goals Fair Play award: Cameroon

Best XI
Goalkeeper: Annette NGO NDOM (Cameroon) Defenders: Meffoumetou Tcheno FALONE (Cameroon), Osinachi OHALE (Nigeria), Janine VAN WYK (South Africa), Linda ESHUN (Ghana) Midfielders: Jermaine SEOPOSENWE (South Africa), Raisa FEUDJIO TCHUANYO (Cameroon), Elizabeth ADDO (Ghana), Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon) Forwards: Ugochi Desire OPARANOZIE (Nigeria), Asisat Lamina OSHOALA (Nigeria)

Alaba JONATHAN (Nigeria), Marie AWONA (Cameroon), Janet EGYIR (Ghana), Francisa ORDEGA (Nigeria), Portia BOAKYE (Ghana), Nothando VILAKAZI (South Africa)

Super Falcons stars celebrate 8th African title

The Super Falcons players have continued in their celebrations after they won a record eighth African title in Cameroon on Saturday.

The AWCON 2016 top scorer, Asisat Oshoala, Francesca Ordega as well as Courtney Dike have all expressed their delight following the lone goal victory against the Indomitable Lionesses on Saturday in Yaounde.

Desire Oparanozie’s solitary strike in the 84th minute was enough to help the Falcons to their eighth African title.

Oshoala who won the Golden Boot award having scored six goals stated that she is always focused on winning.

“All I do is win… win no matter what!!” the Arsenal Ladies star wrote on her Twitter handle.

On her part, Ordega gave praises to God for the triumph.

She wrote: “Congrats to me and my teammates…All I have to say is thank you God, I give you thanks and praise.”

Dike, who was not part of the squad to Cameroon, reserved special praise for four of the players.

“Congratulations to my teammates! AWCON champs once again! Super Falcons, Oshoala, Oparanozie, Ordega, Okobi,” Dike wrote on her handle.

Buhari Hails Victorious Super Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated 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.

The president described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved”.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Mr. Buhari commended the Falcons for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.

President Buhari noted that the Nigerian team achieved “this feat of being African champions for the 8th time”.

According to him, this development has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians.

He enjoined 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,

The president assured that the Federal Government would not relent in doing its best to promote sports within available resources.

President Buhari also saluted the technical competence of the coaching crew, which enabled the Nigerian players to overcome their hard-fighting opponents throughout the competition.

 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Super Falcons defeated hosts Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 1-0 after Desire Oparanozie’s 84th minute goal, to win the 10th women’s Africa Cup of Nations for their 8th continental title.

Credit: NAN