The first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Oluremi Tinubu is set to give a grand welcoming ceremony for the brevity of the Super Falcons, after being kicked out by England in the ongoing Women’s World Cup, News About Nigeria understands.
In the wake of Nigeria’s exit from the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after a penalty shootout loss to England, support for the Super Falcons has poured in, including from First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
The team’s performance, despite the loss, has garnered appreciation from fans and dignitaries within and outside the country.
While Nigeria’s hopes of reaching the quarterfinals were dashed in a tense match that extended to penalties, the first lady expressed pride in the Super Falcons’ efforts.
She commended the team for their tenacity during the Round of 16 encounter, praising their gallant display on the field.
In a statement released by her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Busola Kukoyi, the First Lady noted the tension-soaked nature of the match and highlighted the team’s resilience against the odds.
She reaffirmed her admiration for the players’ performance and assured them of a warm reception upon their return home.
Super Falcons’ Manager, Randy Waldrum, echoed the sentiment of a bright future for the team despite the loss, during a press conference after the match on Monday.
He expressed pride in their accomplishments during the tournament, emphasizing their ability to hold their own against strong opponents.
The Super Falcons’ journey in the Women’s World Cup, even though cut short, has left an impression on football experts and spectators.
The team’s resilience and determination have undoubtedly, earned them praise for their efforts on the international stage.