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ECOWAS lauds Nigeria and Ivory Coast queens

29 October 2014, 18:29

Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has praised the Nigerian and Ivorian national soccer teams for their performances at the just-ended ninth African Women Football Championship (AWC) in Windhoek, Namibia

According to a statement issued from the headquarters of the regional body in Abuja, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Desire Ouédraogo, congratulated the female national soccer teams of the two countries.

Ouédraogo said the West African queens had done the region proud with their exploits, following in the footsteps of their men counterparts, who also excelled in a parallel tournament in South Africa last year.

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He said the outstanding display of dazzling skills by ECOWAS representatives at various competitions had confirmed the region’s reputable as the continent’s undisputed soccer powerhouse.

The ECOWAS leader also felicitated with all the countries that participated in the Namibia championship, including runners-up Cameroon, which along with champions Nigeria and third placed Cote d’Ivoire will fly Africa’s flag at Canada 2015.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria emerged champions for the seventh time at the continental tournament, while their Ivorian counterparts, the Elephants came third, with both ECOWAS teams clinching two of Africa’s three slots for the FIFA Women World Cup finals.

– CAJ News


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