Abuja - Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo
has urged the Super Falcons of Nigeria to sustain their dedication and
commitment to the Nigerian cause as they prepare to extend their record of
dominating Africa in women football.
Professor Osinbajo, who was at the Falcons training on Tuesday
evening, reminded the team of their exemplary role as models of women in the
country and encouraged them to keep at what they know best.
His words: "Let me first and foremost say I am honoured
to be standing in front of champions. We've always won. And I think that's just
awesome, that's just incredible. There's no reason at all why we can't be the
best time and time again. And I think you all have demonstrated clearly that a
Nigerian team that is well trained, committed and dedicated can repeat great
performance every time.
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"So, we are all looking forward to another excellent
performance from you all. Also looking forward to a greater commitment, greater
performance and we just know that you are going to do well. I want to thank you
for the inspiration you are giving to young women out there. People also recognize that football can be a
very modern way of commitment to your country.
"There's so much that you can look at in the country that
will give you so much inspiration but you have been a great inspiration by just
repeatedly doing so well.
"So, on behalf of the President, Commander-in-Chief of
the Armed Forces of Nigeria, I will like to first thank you and congratulate
you for doing so well. I look forward to hearing great things about you in
Cameroon and to wish you very well in your tournament in Cameroon," he
Seven –time African champions Super Falcons will play Ghana,
Mali and Kenya in the group phase at the 10th Women African Cup of Nations
taking place 19th November – 3rd December 2016.For
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