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Sports Minister Salutes Super Falcons’ Doggedness, as 16 Years Jinx is Broken

April, 9 2024.

Says team’s bold performance deserved Paris ticket

Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has saluted the Super Falcons of Nigeria for qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after edging South Africa over two legs.

The Minister commended the team for their bold, energetic, and tireless performance that earned them a goalless draw in Pretoria and a 1-0 win over two legs following the win in Abuja last week.

With this result, Nigeria broke the 16-year jinx of absence from the Olympics since 2008, securing qualification against their rivals.

Enoh expressed immense pride in the Super Falcons' achievement, highlighting their performance deserved nothing short of the ticket to Paris.

"Today, we salute the Super Falcons for their extraordinary display of tenacity and doggedness, breaking barriers and reclaiming Nigeria's spot on the Olympic stage. Their victory is not just a triumph for Nigerian football, but a testament to the power of dedication and teamwork. As we look forward to Paris 2024, let us rally behind our champions and support them as they strive for greatness."

He extended his felicitations to the coaching staff, players, and all Nigerians, stating it is a win for the country. He added all hands must be on deck, as they prepare to represent Nigeria with pride and determination at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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