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Sports minister celebrates Super Falcons qualification for Paris Olympics

Sports minister celebrates Super Falcons qualification for P

The Nigeria Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, has on Tuesday applauded the Super Falcons of Nigeria for qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after edging South Africa over two legs.

Allnews.ng had earlier reported that the Super Falcons booked their ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics after a tensed goalless draw against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The team had on Friday in the first leg piped their South African counterparts 1-0, which ultimately secured their qualification for the Olympics in 16 years.

The minister shortly after the match on Tuesday commended the team for their bold, energetic, and tireless performance over two legs against their arch rivals.

Enoh expressed immense pride in the Super Falcons’ achievement, highlighting that  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 said.

Enoh also thanked the coaching staff, players and all Nigerians, stating it is a win for the country.

He said 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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