The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), Abba Kyari, was at the head of a Federal Government delegation and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation that received the Super Falcons on arrival in Abuja on Sunday evening.
Regining African champions, Super Falcons, flew into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport minutes before 4 pm from Accra, and were received by Kyari, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the Honourable Minister for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar as well as other officials of the NFF.
Kyari commended the girls for a job well done, praising them for their tenacity, energy, determination, and patriotic fervour.
“On behalf of Mr. President, who is not in the country at the moment, we say welcome and well done to you,” Kyari said during his address to the girls at the Starview Hotel in Abuja.
“We are proud of you and your representation of the country. In fact, as we were leaving the airport, two eminent Nigerians called and donated the sum of N50million and N25 million respectively to your team. Please rest very well. We will get back to you with the activities lined up for you in the coming days.”
The Super Falcons edged a resilient South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football diadem for the third successive time and ninth time overall.