Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has lauded the Super Falcons’ performance against Morocco in the semi-finals of the ongoing Women African Cup of Nations (WAFCON).
Dare, in a statement from his media office on Tuesday, praised the team’s resilience, character, and game management.
I salute your doggedness, commitment, and fighting spirit.
”For holding the Moroccans in front of an over 45,000 capacity crowd, you have once again displayed the never-say-die attitude of true Nigerians.
“Even when down to nine players after those red cards, you held your own.
You are our champions. Nigeria is proud of you. I am proud of this team, even in defeat,” Dare said.
The nine-time champion bowed out after losing 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 scoreline at regulation time.
Nigeria will square up against Zambia on Friday for the third-place match of the tournament.