The President, Major General (retd.) Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday commended the “resilience and professionalism” of the Nigerian Super Falcons against the Moroccan women’s national soccer team in the second semifinal of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and titled: “President Buhari thanks the Super Falcons for their valiant performance.”
According to Adesina, President Buhari is encouraged by the tenacity, perseverance and professionalism of the girls who proved their quality and class in front of their home crowd despite the absence of two players.
Although many will be disappointed with the Moroccan victory in the penalty shootout, the Nigerian team can take home many positive results and better prepare for the next tournament,” he said.
He also believes that great things can be expected from this team, and like all Nigerians, he will be cheering them on in future tournaments.
The Super Falcons, who were well on their way to securing the African title for the 11th time, lost to hosts Morocco in a penalty shootout that ended 5-4.