On Monday, Nigeria’s First Lady, Remi Tinubu, lauded the Nigerian Female Football Team, Super Falcons, for their performance in the ongoing female World Cup championship.
The Super Falcons were eliminated from the tournament after losing to the English team, the Lionesses, in a penalty shootout last week Monday.
Mrs. Tinubu welcomed the team and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation at the State House in Abuja, expressing pride in their dedication.
While the final result may not have favoured us, I want to emphasize that triumph isn’t solely determined by the scoreboard.
The indomitable spirit and solidarity you exhibited are genuine indicators of success.
Furthermore, the former senator highlighted that the Falcons’ performance has now positioned them as inspirational figures for young girls across the country.
“Today, I salute you and extend a warm welcome back home.
Our best wishes and support also go to other players who have returned to their respective bases.
Your commitment is admirable, and we stand united with you.
You have our utmost pride.”
In response, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau, expressed gratitude to the First Lady for the heartfelt reception and affirmed the players’ ongoing commitment to representing the country with excellence.