Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has lauded Nigeria’s Super Falcons despite their 5-4 penalty defeat to Morocco in the semi-final of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON, on Monday night.
MKT reports that Nigeria had two red cards against Morocco as the match ended in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes following goals from Sanaa Mssoudy and Yasmin Mrabet (OG).
Nigeria will now face Zambia in a third place match on Friday, while both South Africa and Morocco will clash in the final on Saturday for a chance to win a maiden WAFCON title.
Reacting, Saraki, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, said the Super Falcons showed resilience and tenacity during the tie.
He tweeted, “I applaud our @NGSuper_Falcons for their resilience and tenacity throughout the WAFCON. Yesterday’s semifinal loss after the penalty shootout must undoubtedly be painful, however, our Super Falcons should know that the entire nation is proud of their efforts!Well done ladies!”
Also reacting, Nigerian football star, Desire Oparanozie, tweeted: “True definition of the naija spirit. You gave and left everything out there on the pitch, against all odds. I couldn’t be more proud of this team #TheSuperFalcons.”
On her part, Super Falcons forward, Rasheedat Ajibade wrote on Twitter: “Words ain’t enough to describe the passion, resilience, tenacity of this @NGSuper_Falcons team, we remain the best. Super proud of you all