Nigerian President and First Lady to Host Super Falcons in Appreciation of Their Performance

Nigerian President and First Lady to Host Super Falcons in Appreciation of Their Performance

The President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, along with his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, have reportedly planned to host a warm reception for the Super Falcons of Nigeria upon their arrival in Abuja this week.

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Super Falcons’ Intense Match Against England in the Women’s World Cup

In a captivating match on Monday, August 7, the Super Falcons clashed with England’s Lionesses in the round of 16 at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

The intense contest extended to 120 minutes of regular and extra time, finally concluding with a penalty shootout.

Outcome of the Penalty Shootout

During the nerve-wracking penalty shootout, England’s Georgia Stanway missed her spot-kick, while two Nigerian players, Desire Oparanozie and Michelle Alozie, also failed to convert their penalties.

This allowed the Lionesses to secure a 4-2 victory in the shootout, bringing the match to a close.

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Mixed Emotions Despite the Outcome

Although the Super Falcons were unable to advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament, the Nigerian populace, including President Tinubu and his wife, expressed their contentment with the team’s performance.

This pride in the team’s accomplishments led the President and First Lady to make the decision to honor them for their heroic efforts.

President Tinubu and First Lady’s Commendation

According to Naija News, President Tinubu used his verified Twitter account to convey his appreciation to the Super Falcons after their elimination from the tournament through penalties.

He commended their dedication, highlighting their remarkable presence on the global stage and making Nigeria proud.

The First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, also praised the 11-time African champions, emphasizing that the Nigerian team put up a commendable fight against the Lionesses.

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She acknowledged their significant performance and their ability to challenge the English team.

She added that the match was no easy feat for England, and that the Nigerian team’s display was akin to a bonus for their opponents.

A Celebration of Outstanding Performance

The decision of the President and First Lady to host the Super Falcons reflects the nation’s appreciation for the team’s dedication and valiant performance throughout the Women’s World Cup.

The warm reception planned for the team’s return to Abuja underscores their significant achievements and serves as a gesture of gratitude from the Nigerian leadership and citizens alike.

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