President Buhari Hails Victorious Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the Super Falcons of Nigeria for defeating Banyana Banyana of South Africa 1 – 0 to qualify for the final of the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations.

The President, in his twitter handle, on Tuesday night, said the Super Falcons had made Nigeria proud again.

According to him, the country looks forward to their final match with Cameroon on Saturday.

“Our Super Falcons have made Nigeria proud again. The entire country looks forward to the 2016 African Women Cup final on Saturday.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal of the match in the 53rd minute, after a goalless half time.

The Super Falcons will now be moving to Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde for the Saturday’s Championship final with Cameroon, who had earlier defeated Ghana by a lone goal.

Cameroon got the better of Ghana 1-0 in the first semi-final match at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Tuesday, with a second half strike.

For the second successive tournament, it would be Nigeria against Cameroon in the final.

At the last edition, the Super Falcons defeated the neighbours to the east 2-0 in Windhoek to emerge champions.

In more ways than one, it would appear that Nigeria and Cameroon are presently the strongest nations in women football in Africa.

Both represented the continent at last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada, where the Indomitable Lionesses reached the Round of 16 as the Falcons exited at group stage.

The Lionesses would have part of the bragging rights going into Saturday’s final, based on that feat in Canada.

In addition to this was the fact that they defeated the Falcons in the semi-finals at the women’s football tournament of last year’s All-Africa Games (AAG) in Brazzaville, Congo.


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