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VP Osinbajo challenges Super Falcons to remain Africa’s dominant force

09 November 2016, 17:41

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 concluded.

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.

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