The Sports Minister Sunday Dare has congratulated the Nigeria U17 Women’s football team, the Flamingos and the Olympic Eagles, on their successes over the weekend.
On Sunday, the Flamingos became the first African team to finish on the podium in the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup after beating Germany through penalties to pick the bronze medal. In contrast, the Olympic Eagles beat Tanzania 3-1 on aggregate in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Saturday to qualify for the next CAF U23 AFCON qualifiers.
According to the Sports Minister, “the victories are heartwarming for Nigeria and worth celebrating.
“I commend the coaches and the players of both teams for giving us their best performances, as well as congratulate the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) for these successes.”
The Olympic Eagles will face Uganda or Guinea in the final round of the U23 AFCON qualifiers. At the same time, he same time, football followers will hope to see a good number of the Flamingos grow through the ranks into the U20 team, Falconets and the senior team, the Falcons, in a few years.