By Izuchukwu Okosi:
President Goodluck Jonathan could not host the victorious Super Falcons on Wednesday night( 5th November, 2014), at the State House, Abuja.
The event to celebrate the 7th African Women’s Championship success of the senior national side has been postponed until further notice.
Reasons for the postponement wasn’t revealed as at press time, but information scooped from a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) stated that his Excellency will certainly reward the ladies with cash incentives and possibly some other rewards.
Nigeria has a long tradition of women football success in Africa and beyond, that was the reason the number one citizen in Nigeria wants to encourage the girls to do more for the nation.
The Nigerian national women’s team had been billed to have a dinner with President Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock on 29th October 2014, but President Jonathan only received the trophy the team won at the just concluded African Women’s Championship held in Namibia.
As a result of their victory, the Nigerian team, along with second and third-place teams, Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire, will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA World Cup to be hosted in Canada.