Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has celebrated the Super Falcons of Nigeria who just returned from the World Cup competition after losing to England in the group of 16.
The First lady, who received some of the players, their technical team and officials of the NFF at the Presidential villa, Abuja, today, August 14, said that the girls displayed dedication, resilience, team spirit with the zeal and strength that defines Nigeria.
She paid glowing tribute to all the players who she said have represented Nigeria on the global stage, and that the world took notice of the dexterity of the players.
“Although the final result did not go our way, I am here to remind you that victory is not solely determined by the score on the field. The unbreakable spirit and unity that you demonstrated are true markers of success”.
“You have not only represented Nigeria on the global stage but have also become role models for our youth, especially young girls who now see their aspirations mirrored in you.
“I salute you today and welcome you back home and our goodwill and best wishes go to other players who have gone back to their base. You gave your all, and we stand with you. We are so proud of you.”
The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau thanked the First Lady for the warm reception and assured her that the players would continue to give good and qualitative representation to the country.
The captain of the team, Onome Ebi, said that the team worked very hard and tirelessly to bring home the coveted FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy back home.
She promised that the team would continue to press on relentlessly to ensure they make the country very proud on the football field.
The First Lady received the players with the wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Nana Shettima and wife of the Senate President, Mrs Ekaette Akpabio