The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has praised Nigeria’s Super Falcons for picking one of the two 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets billed for France.
The Super Falcons defeated the Lionesses of Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after the match ended goalless in extra time to also advance to the final of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations at the Accra Sport Stadium In Ghana and also a World Cup ticket .
Barrister Dalung congratulated the players for their hard fought victory describing the game as a nail biting semi final.
“The match went into extra time and penalties and that showed how difficult it was for the girls to achieve success. The Super Falcons were determined and disciplined and qualified for the final through hard work, team work and their doggedness.
“I am happy with the team and the technical crew for putting Nigeria on the global map once again with their qualification for the World Cup next year. However, the final test comes on Saturday when they play the last and decisive game. They have won this competition a record eight times and I have no doubt that they will bring back the trophy to Nigeria for keeps.”
Barrister Dalung is currently in Tokyo Japan attending a ‘Country Meeting’ with Tokyo 2020 organizers, where countries are expected to make final decisions on their participation at the next Olympics.
The final of AWCON comes up on December 1, 2018 at 5pm
The Football tournament which started few weeks ago with about 25 male teams and 4 female teams undoubtedly has finished this evening with spectators cheering up their teams that made it to the finals. In addition, the FCT FA football league which has foster many talents over the years has indeed empowered several youths who look forward to play abroad.
Earlier today during the female final match, Beautiful Tours Angels conceded defeat to Blessed Unity Queen in a 0-1 encounter after both side couldn't convert their chances at 1st-half.
Amazingly, Bridget Blessing was lucky enough to strike an early goal at 49th minutes shortly after they resumed 2nd half as a result leaving their opponent unhappy.
According to (Fct Sports Director) Chief. Dilichukwu Onyedinma, while briefing Journalists, "I'm proud the league ended this way, because we're trying to be gender sensitive since it has been male tournament, but it's nice the female teams has come to stay. She added, we look forward to improve this development as you all know, "Football is always ringing bells than any other Sports" she maintained.
Alhaji. Musa Tally (FA chairman) emphasized, "I've pledge support for the winners, but the conduct of the player's is very paramount. Hopefully, we intend to expand this competition next year as we will like to address challenges and complains from the teams" he added.
Meanwhile, in the male match Flomat FC defeated WACO Academy 1-0 to wear the 2018 FCT FA league crown.
Ikenna of Flomat FC was on target in the 27th minutes after a putting a wonderful display to penetrate the WACO defense.
WACO was denied chances of redeeming themselves in the 1st-half by Flomat's shot stopper Moses Adah.
The 2nd half saw WACO dominating the game with series of pressure on the defense line of Flomat but their efforts were not enough to savage the situation.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Chris Johnson (Coach) said, "I'm extremely excited with my team performance but it was a tough game" he summarized.
While Olushola Omole, the (CEO) told new men, "I'm so glad we won but never taught we could come this far, because they keep impressing us, so i decided to motivate them more. Adding, "our aim is to give hope to the hopeless and ensure the player's dreams come through since almost all of them are from the streets in order for them to have a better future" Omole concluded.
Conclusively, the result means Flomat FC has qualify for the National Division 4 play off that will give them a chance of competing at the Nigeria Premier League if they emerge victorious. Likewise the Blessed Unity Queens who claimed the female category.