Obi showers praises on Super Falcons, D'Tigress for outstanding performances

Super Falcons

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has hailed Nigeria's Senior National female football team, the Super Falcons, on their outstanding performance at the ongoing female World Cup competition despite their defeat at the knockout stage on Monday, Aug 7, 2023, by England.

In a message on Monday, Obi called the members of the female national team and their handlers worthy ambassadors of Nigeria, stressing that though they were knocked out by England, they did so, gallantly.

He observed that the fact that our girls were edged out on penalty shootouts "showed that you were formidable and as good as the England National Female team that won the match on penalty kicks.

"You have demonstrated the indomitable and fighting spirit for which Nigerians are known all over the world.

"You were worthy ambassadors of Nigeria as your conduct, on and off the pitch, throughout your stay in the competition was decent and exemplary. 

"A typical Nigerian is not known for drug deals and thuggery but diligence and integrity, which all of you displayed throughout your stay in Australia, hosts of the competition.

"The fact that this is the best performance of the Super Falcons in their World Cup outings so far means you did not come back empty-handed.

"I congratulate all of you and urge you to keep your fighting spirit as we are confident that the Nigeria of your dream would soon be realized", Obi stated in a press release

The female national team was knocked out 4-2 by England through penalty shootouts on Monday after their game at full-time and extra time ended in a draw.

In a related development, Obi congratulated our female National Basketball team, the D'Tigress who emerged as champions of Africa for the fourth consecutive time in the 2023 FIBA Women's Afrobasket championship. 

“We are proud of what they have accomplished and happy with the victory they brought to our nation,” Obi said.

"I appreciate them for their sacrifices and years of training, which pushed them to victory. And to their coach, Rena Wakama, who just etched her name in the books of history as the first female coach to win the competition since its inception in 1966, I celebrate her.

"D'Tigress and the Super Falcon have proven again that Nigerian youths are highly talented, and can compete favorably on the global stage, with the right training and opportunities. We will make it happen because the best is POssible for our nation,” Obi concluded.

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