President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded victorious Super Falcons for emerging champions in the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations.
Nigeria defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the final match to become the 8th time winner of the competition.
Reacting in a statement by his spokesman, President Buhari said the hard-earned victory was “very sweet and well-deserved”.
He commended the Falcons for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.
President Buhari noted that the Nigerian team achieved “this feat of being African champions for the 8th time”.
According to him, this development has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians.
He enjoined other Nigerian sports men and women to emulate the exemplary attitude of the Super Falcons who placed the interest of the nation above personal interests,
He also promised that his government will contribute to develop sports in the country.