President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada.
In a message through his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, the President applauded the Falconets’ scintillating display which earned them a 6-2 victory in Wednesday’s semi-final encounter with North Korea as well as their very commendable performance in earlier matches.
The Falconets defeated Korea DPR in the first semifinal of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to reach their second final ever in the history of the competition.
Asisat Oshoala scored four out of the six goals, Courtney Dike and Uchechi Sunday scored one apiece to seal a place in the final for Nigeria. Korea DPR’s only goal came through a penalty by R. Un Sim.
“As the Falconets prepare for the final match of the tournament against Germany on Sunday, President Jonathan urges them to put in their very best effort to win the under-20 Female World Cup for Nigeria and Africa for the first time in the history of the competition,” the statement read.
The president therefore assured the Falconets and their handlers of the Federal Government’s the full support and the prayers of all Nigerians for their triumph on Sunday.