Tinubu Praises Super Falcons As Team Crashes Out Of Women’s World Cup
Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu has praised the performance of the women’s football team, Super Falcons at the ongoing Women’s World Cup after failing to progress to the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
On Monday, Super Falcons were beaten by their English counterparts in a dramatic encounter which was decided by a penalty shootout.
England won the Round 16 match despite being down to 10 players due to a punishing assault.
Despite Georgia Stanway’s penalty miss, Nigeria missed their next two, and the European champions earned their place in the final eight when Chloe Kelly slammed in the winning kick.
Lauren James stomped on Michelle Alozie’s back in the 87th minute after losing possession, and she was properly awarded a red card after a visual assistance referee (VAR) review.
England will face either Colombia or Jamaica in the next round.
Nigeria’s performance throughout their stay in the tournament impressed many of their fans, particularly how they survived the group stage after competing with the likes of Canada, Australia and the Republic of Ireland.
Celebrating this, the country’s president, Tinubu via his verified Twitter page said the team truly made Nigeria proud for reaching the knockout stage.
He wrote: “I must commend the effort by our Super Falcons @NGSuper_Falcons at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Your brilliant performance did not go unnoticed despite the final outcome. You made Nigeria proud on the global stage!”
Imust commend the effort by our Super Falcons @NGSuper_Falcons at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Your brilliant performance did not go unnoticed despite the final outcome. You made Nigeria proud on the global stage! pic.twitter.com/WtlPk0nYMN
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) August 7, 2023