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Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has lauded the resilience and strength of character shown by the Super Falcons of Nigeria as they bowed out in the semi-finals of the WAFCON 2022 against Morocco.
The Falcons took the game to penalties despite having two players sent off, losing 5-4 on penalties to the hosts. The result earned them applause from Nigerians. Midfielder Halimatu Ayinde and striker Rasheedat Ajibade were given the marching order for dangerous play.
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Dare in his reaction said, “your resilience, character, and management of the game must be commended. I salute your doggedness, commitment and fighting spirit. For holding the Moroccans in front of over 45,000 capacity crowd you have once again displayed the never say die attitude of a true Nigerian.
“Even when down to nine players after those red cards, you held your own. You are our champions. Nigeria is proud of you.”
“It was a match I followed very keenly and I am so proud you displayed the Nigerian spirit. I am proud of this team, even in defeat”.
The Super Falcons will play the She-polopolo of Zambia on Friday, July 22nd in the third place match of the tournament. Source: CompleteSports