2022 AWCON: Super Falcons beat Ivory Coast, Sports Minister Hails Team


The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has applauded Nigeria’s women senior football team, the Super Falcons for qualifying for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations tournament.

Nigeria qualified for the tournament after beating their rivals Cote’d Ivoire 0-1 in the second leg of the final round of the qualifiers on Wednesday evening in Abidjan.

The Super Falcons had earlier beaten the Ivoriens 2-0 in Abuja last week to qualify with a 3-0 goals aggregate scoreline.

Sports Minister Sunday Dare commended the girls for playing with zeal, determination, patriotism and discipline, urging them to take these attributes to the Africa Women Cup of Nations tournament in Morocco later in the year.

The Super Falcons had eliminated the Black Queens of Ghana in the earlier round.