Nigeria’s sports minister, Solomon Dalung has extolled the virtues of the senior women’s national team, the Super Falcons for winning the WAFU Women’s Cup in Abidjan on Sunday.
The Super Falcons defeated hosts, Cote d’Ivoire 5-4 in the ensuing penalty shootout, after a 1-1 draw in regulation time at the Stade Robert Champroux.
Dalung said in a statement that the victory was a reinforcement of the Super Falcons’ dominance of women’s football in Africa.
“I congratulate the Super Falcons for lifting the WAFU Women’s Cup in Cote d’Ivoire. I commend them and their officials for their excellence, team spirit, outstanding display and unity of purpose.
“I urge you to continue in like manner as you approach the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next month. The task ahead is quite enormous but we are upbeat that you will make the country proud in France at the World Cup,” Dalung said.