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Minister Hails Super Falcons for Securing Olympic Qualification, Breaking 16-Year Absence”

Senator John Enoh, Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development, has lauded the Super Falcons of Nigeria for their remarkable achievement

Minister Hails Super Falcons for Securing Olympic Qualification, Breaking 16-Year Absence”

Senator John Enoh, Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development, has lauded the Super Falcons of Nigeria for their remarkable achievement in securing qualification for the women’s football event at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The accolade comes after the Super Falcons edged out Banyana Banyana South Africa over two legs in the Olympic Games qualifiers.

In the first leg, Nigeria triumphed over South Africa with a 1-0 victory, followed by a goalless draw in the second leg, clinching the win with a 1-0 aggregate scoreline. This victory marks Nigeria’s return to the Olympics after a 16-year absence since Beijing 2008, breaking a longstanding jinx against their rivals.

Senator Enoh praised the Super Falcons for their bold, energetic, and relentless performance, highlighting their tenacity in securing a goalless draw in Pretoria and ultimately clinching the aggregate victory in Abuja. He expressed immense pride in the team’s accomplishment, stating that their dedication warranted nothing less than a ticket to Paris.

In his statement, Senator Enoh emphasized the significance of the Super Falcons’ triumph, describing it as not only a victory for Nigerian football but also a testament to the power of dedication and teamwork. He urged Nigerians to rally behind the champions and offer unwavering support as they strive for greatness at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The Sports Minister extended his congratulations to the coaching staff, players, and all Nigerians, asserting that the qualification is a win for the entire country. He called for collective efforts in preparing the team to represent Nigeria with pride and determination on the Olympic stage.

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