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Buhari congratulates Falcons on World Cup qualifier – Sporting Life

 

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The President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons following their qualification for the World cup billed for next year. Falcons handed Cameroon a lone goal defeat to qualify for the semifinals of WAFCON and also earn a ticket to the world Cup Thursday in Cassablanca

The President’s  message is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari hails Super Falcons’ qualification for 2023 Women’s World Cup’.

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Super Falcons, the record nine-time tile holder and defending champions of WAFCON, triumphed 1-0 over Cameroon on Thursday night.

Adesina wrote, “The President lauds the spirited performance of the team in the tournament and for maintaining its dominant posture as undisputed champions of the round-leather game and most successful international women’s football team in the continent.

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“Having won the tournament twice in 2016 and 2018, under this administration, the President assures the girls 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.

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“He prays that the Super Falcons, who have produced some of the greatest African .ers in the history of the women’s game, will surpass their achievement in the last Women’s World Cup in 2019, w. they advanced to the Round of 16, for the first time in 15 years.”

President Buhari says 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. Falcons will continue their campaign on Monday in the semifinal clash against  host Morocco.

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