Buhari Congratulates Falcons on Victory at WAFU Women’s Cup

Nigeria woman football team players celebrate with the trophy after their victory against Ivory Coast in the West African Football Union (WAFU) women final football match between Ivory Coast and Nigeria at the Robert Champroux stadium in Abidjan on May 18, 2019. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari last night in Saudi Arabia congratulated the Super Falcons on their final victory at 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup, with an unbeaten record throughout the tournament.

Presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari congratulated the players on their superlative performance which enabled them to win the cup.

According to the statement, Buhari commended the Falcons for their fighting spirit and resplendent skills evidenced in team work, discipline and focus, which he said enabled them to defeat the Ivorian Dame Elephantes at the finals of the championship.

Shehu also said the president praised the officials and management of the team, led by Thomas Dennerby, for what he described as their sacrifice, commitment and diligence in winning the championship.

The statement added that as the team prepares for the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Buhari urged officials and players to stay focused and unleash the same zeal that won the WAFU Women’s Cup Champions.