Some football fans in Lagos have said the Super Falcons deserve national awards for winning the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations for the ninth time in Ghana on Saturday.
Nigeria laboured to their ninth African crown after beating South Africa 4-3 on penalties at the Accra Sports Stadium following a goalless 90 minutes and extra time.
The record champions returned to the country on Sunday to a heroic welcome from the Nigeria Football Federation and the Presidency.
The fans, who spoke with our correspondent, called on the Federal Government to receive the team and award them national honours for their performance in Ghana.
One of the fans Adeola Olatunde, a banker, said the Falcons gave their best in the competition despite having a poor preparation for the tournament.
“The Falcons are the darling team of Nigerians whenever they win. They are the ones that have brought more joy and comfort to the fans who watch them play. But at this tournament, they didn’t do very well but they were able to retain the trophy. The Federal Government should honour them with awards and cash,” she said…Read more