The federal government of Nigeria has lined up series of activities to express gratitude to the female national team, Super Falcons, over their ninth conquest of the Africa Women Cup of Nations.
Footballlive.ng can report that a hint about a forthcoming line of celebration programmes for the Falcons was revealed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari, while receiving the team on arrival back home in Nigeria.
Kyari, who was at the head of a delegation of prominent personalities, businessmen and officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that received the Falcons on arrival in Abuja on Sunday evening, said the ladies have made President Buhari very proud with their feat.
Holding aloft the trophy, the Falcons were wildly cheered by Nigerians at the airport and responded gracefully before they entered the bus that conveyed them to a posh hotel in the Federal Capital.
On arrival at the hotel, Kyari commended the team for a job well done, while also praising them for what he called their zeal, tenacity, energy, determination and patriotism.
Kyari said: “On behalf of Mr. President, who is not in the country at the moment, we say welcome and well done to you.
“We are proud of you and your representation of the country. We will get back to you with the activities lined up for you in the coming days.”