President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigeria’s senior women’s football team, the Super Falcons on their qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after their win over Cameroon in the quarterfinal of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco on Thursday night.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Femi Adesina, President Buhari congratulated the nine-time African champions who qualified for their ninth consecutive World Cup.
The President lauded the spirited performance of the team in the tournament and for maintaining its dominant posture as the undisputed champions and most successful international women’s football team in the continent.
Having won the tournament twice in 2016 and 2018, under this administration, the President assured the Falcons and their handlers that the whole nation is strongly standing with them and will continue to cheer them on until the final whistle in Morocco.
President Buhari also prayed that the Super Falcons, who have produced some of the greatest African players in the history of the women’s game, will 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 he looks forward to the next generation of upcoming stars, who through hard work, discipline, resilience and determination, will one day win the World Cup for Nigeria