President Tinubu charges the Super Falcons to do well as Nigeria battle hosts Australia in the 2nd World Cup group game.
President Bola Tinubu of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has issued a statement about the national women's football team.
The Super Falcons are in Australia for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
They started their tournament with a 0-0 draw against Olympic Champions Canada.
The Super Falcons now take on tournament co-hosts Australia in the second group game.
President Tinubu wishes Super Falcons well against Australia
The Super Falcons now have backing from the government, according to a statement by Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President.
At the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, President Bola Tinubu sends his best wishes to the Super Falcons as they get ready to play Australia in their second group game.
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The Super Falcons' outstanding performance in the inaugural game against Canada, a dangerous foe and the defending Olympic Champion has the President and all football-loving Nigerians quite proud.
He is adamant that the forthcoming game on Thursday will be an exciting contest and that the Nigerian squad will win.
The statement in part added, "Acknowledging the Super Falcons’ remarkable achievements as a dominant force in women’s football in Africa, President Tinubu is confident that the blending of new talents with seasoned veterans will propel Nigeria’s success in women’s football to even greater heights in this tournament.
"He assures the players and the coaching crew of the enthusiastic support of all Nigerians, urging the team to continue exemplifying Nigeria’s spirit of determination and excellence both on and off the pitch, serving as worthy ambassadors of the nation."
Remi Tinubu charges Super Falcons to win World Cup
Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, a Nigerian politician and current first lady of Nigeria, has given the Super Falcons the task of winning the FIFA Women's World Cup finals taking place in Australia and New Zealand.
Before the squad's departure for the event, which begins on July 20 and ends on August 20, she delivered the charge on Saturday in Abuja while hosting the team for dinner.
She was represented by Dr. Betta Edu, the APC National Women Leader at the event.
Sen. Tinubu said that Nigeria's participation in the 9th FIFA Women's World Cup must be for the honorable goal of bringing the coveted cup home.