The Minister of sports,Barrister Solomon Dalung has extolled the virtues of the senior women’s national team the Super Falcons for winning the WAFU Women’s Cup in Abidjan on Saturday .
Dalung said in a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media Nneka Ikem Anibeze said that their victory was a reinforcement of the Super Falcons’ dominance of women’s football in Africa.
“I congratulate the Super Falcons for lifting the WAFU Women’s Cup in Cote D’Ivoire. I commend them and their officials for their excellence, team spirit, outstanding display and unity of purpose. I urge you to continue in like manner as you approach the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next month”.
The Minister also task the Super Falcons for a victorious outing in France at the FIFA’s Women World Cup next month.
“The task ahead is quite enormous but we are upbeat that you will make the country proud in France at the World Cup.” The statement concluded.
The Super Falcons eliminated the host nation Cote D’ivoire 5-4 after a penalty shootout, having played out a 1-1 draw in regulation time at the Stade Robert Champroux.