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2022 WAFCON Qualifier: Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Pumps Falcons’ Spirit Ahead Ghana Clash

2022 WAFCON Qualifier: Sanwo-Olu’s Wife  Pumps  Falcons’ Spirit Ahead Ghana Clash

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has charged football –loving Nigerians to give ample support to the Super Falcons’ quest for a place at the 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Morocco, as the nine-time African champions get set to fly into Accra on Saturday ahead of a second round, second leg encounter with the Black Queens.

“I am here to commend you for the victory over the Black Queens in the first leg and to assure you of support for the second leg match coming up in Accra on Sunday. I have the belief that you will make Nigeria proud,” Dr (Mrs) Sanwo-Olu said as she paid a surprise visit to the team at its training session inside the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Friday morning.

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It can be recalled that Dr (Mrs) Sanwo-Olu was a conspicuous figure during the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament hosted by the City of Lagos last month, and is known for her works in support of the girl-child

She praised team captain Asisat Oshoala (an indigene of Lagos State) for being a role model and a shining example of how high a girl-child can rise with commitment in her calling. “You are indeed an inspiration to the girl-child and we are proud of you.”

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The Super Falcons’ contingent to Sunday’s match will fly into Accra on Saturday morning aboard a chartered Air Peace jet. The team will have the official training at the Accra Sports Stadium at 4pm Ghana time (5pm Nigeria time) on Saturday.

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  • Bolade Anjorin 1 month ago

    Good luck dearies, The Lord is your strength. God bless Nigeria.

     
  • Shame on CAF really. They want the COSAFA teams to take up most of the slots for the world cup. Imagine pitting the first ranked team in Africa against the fourth ranked team. Why did they not pair south Africa with Cameroon. How will three countries who are amongst the Top five in Africa be paired up against one another so that just one qualifies for the female nation’s cup. These three nations have been to the world cup before. Imagine a Djibouti qualifying for the next stage of the qualifiers because their opponents withdrew whilst either a Nigeria or Ghana is eliminated. Can Djibouti, Rwanda or some of these other nations stand the strength of Nigeria or Ghana. This is daylight robbery on West Africa that has some of the strongest female teams in Africa. I’m sure CAF has arranged it to want south Africa, Cameroon, Zambia and either Nigeria, Ghana or cote D’Ivoire to qualify for the world cup proper with these weak draws they did all in the name of using zones.

    Now when FIFA reduces Africa’s slot we will begin to complain .

    Shame on CAF…..

     
    • The new CAF President, South African Motsepe definitely has an agenda and their satellite broadcast giant, DSTv are actively on it. Stupidly, selfish Pinnick helped push Motsepe to power in exchange for his election to FIFA board.

       
      • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

        I don’t trust Motsepe. There is some hidden agenda to push Southern African football up. How come we now have regional qualifiers for age grade competitions. Why can’t the best of the best just slug it out across the continent and have the best represent the continent. Looking back you will realize that Southern African countries have not done well in age grade competitions in comparison to West or North Africans..