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Presidency, NFF Welcome Super Falcons As Dangote Splashes N50m On AWCON Champions

Presidency, NFF Welcome Super Falcons As Dangote Splashes N50m On AWCON Champions

The Chief of Staff to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), Alhaji Abba Kyari, was at the head of a delegation of prominent Nigerians and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation that received the Super Falcons on arrival in Abuja on Sunday evening.

Nine-time African champions, Super Falcons, flew into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport minutes before 4 pm, aboard an ASKY Airline flight from Accra, and were received by Kyari, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi,  the Honourable Minister for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar as well as other officials of the NFF.


The Super Falcons edged a resilient South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football diadem for the third successive time and ninth time overall.

Alhaji Kyari commended the girls for a job well done, praising them for their tenacity, energy, determination, and patriotic fervour.

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Presidency, NFF welcome Super Falcons As Dangote Splashes N50m

“On behalf of Mr. President, who is not in the country at the moment, we say welcome and well done to you,” Kyari said during his address to the girls at the Starview Hotel in Abuja.

“We are proud of you and your representation of the country. In fact, as we were leaving the airport, two eminent Nigerians called and donated the sum of N50million and N25 million respectively to your team. Please rest very well. We will get back to you with the activities lined up for you in the coming days.”

According to the thenff.com, the two eminent Nigerians who donated money are Alhaji Aliko Dangote (Chairman of Dangote Group) and Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (Chairman of BUA company).

It was also learnt that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bello, will host the team on Monday, 3rd December 2018.

Sanusi, also added: “On behalf of the leadership of the NFF, we are grateful for the support from the Nigerian Government which has seen the team excel at the Cup of Nations. The girls have promised to do their best to represent the country very well at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.”

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Dangote you be man

  • Austin 3 years ago

    I had always expected some of our prominent men like Dangote and others to appreciate our ladies and I’m happy it has finally happened. Now that these donations are pouring in, I expect the NFF and the LMC to get sponsorship deals with these enterpreneurs to support the female league and make it vibrant. That would spur more ladies to join the game of football, Football academies Will be set up by interested persons and there’ll be job creation and we’ll continue to dominate African women’s football because we will now have a lucrative league. Thank you Dangote and Co. This is a big turn of events from the abismal treatment meted out to these girls in 2016 by the NFF when they won the cup and I hope that whatever outstandings been owed by the NFF would be paid our ladies. Our female league for now isn’t lucrative and most of our ladies are not finding it easy. Let me plead with our girls to please rally up some money, no matter how little and reach out to some of their colleagues who have been part of the team but couldn’t make the tournament for whatever reason and hand something to them. It’ll promote and foster unity in the team and console them as we prepare for next year’s world cup. Plssss this is just an opinion. Thanks.

  • Hello Bro Austin, please let us correct ourselves! NFF is not the cause of the abysmal happenings of 2016, but the sports ministry headed by Scout Boy Minister
    Solomon Dalong. He actually prayed for the downfall of the girls, because his
    brother Giwa was not the President of NFF. Hence his statement, “I thought the girls
    will not win the trophy” The defending champions in that matter. For that sake, he
    refuse to solicit for the release of the budget meant for that tournament, period.

  • Austin 3 years ago

    OK bro Ben.