The First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, has charged the Super Falcons with winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand.
She gave the charge on Saturday in Abuja, where she hosted the team for dinner before they left on Sunday for the event, which starts on July 20 and ends on August 20.
Mrs Tinubu, who was represented by APC National Women Leader Betta Edu, noted that Nigeria’s participation in the 9th FIFA Women’s World Cup must be motivated by the noble goal of bringing the cherished trophy home.
Drumming her support for the Super Falcons, she stated that football was a significant unifier in the country, asking the team to work hard in order to meet Nigerians’ hopes.
“It’s critical that you stay committed by playing as a team; no one should think that one of you is a better player than the other.”
“You can only achieve success when you play as a team.” It is my anticipation that you will outperform your past efforts this time.
“I am confident that 99.9% of Nigerians will remain glued to their television sets to watch you.” Please make every effort to carry the cup home.”
While expressing her belief in the squad’s skill and pedigree to win the World Cup, the first lady pledged to meet the team when they returned with the trophy.
Earlier, Ibrahim Gusau, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, commended the Federal Government for its support of the team.
“Football remains the world’s greatest unifier; it has helped to shore up our national image while also reducing criminal tendencies among the youth.”
“I want to encourage coaches to be more committed because you will be held accountable for the outing,” he explained.
The meal was attended by luminaries like as Philip Shuaibu, the deputy governor of Edo, prominent sports administrators and members of the diplomatic corps.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Nigerian national female football team is one of only seven national teams that have competed in every edition of the competition from its inception in 1991.