Presidency To Host Falconets

GRITTY: Germany’s Marith Priessen (R) vies with Nigeria’s Cecilia Nku during the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2010 yesterday in Bielefeld. Germany won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO.

GRITTY: Germany’s Marith Priessen (R) vies with Nigeria’s Cecilia Nku during the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2010 yesterday in Bielefeld. Germany won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO.

Nigeria’s Falconets, who are due back from Germany tonight after winning silver medal at the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup would be hosted to a reception by the Presidency.

The Falconets had a wonderful moment for Nigeria with their notable achievement as the first African team to play in the final of a FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Although, the coach Ndem Egan-led squad lost 0-2 to hosts, Germany in yesterday’s final, but President Goodluck Jonathan says he was pleased with their outstanding performance.

It was gathered that the presidency will reward the Faconets and their officials, who are scheduled to arrive the Murtala Mohammed Airport at 8p.m aboard Lufthansa airline this evening.

Coach Egan believes the team, who displayed pace, power, passion and solid organisation throughout the three-week tournament in Germany, have set the standard for other African nations to follow.

“We will now be a role model in Africa for women’s football,” Egan said. “We are very happy with the performance of our team. There are some great prospects among them and some will graduate to the senior women’s team. Undoubtedly they  learnt from their experience in Chile two years ago.”

The team including Ebere Orji, Desire Oparanozie, Glory Iroka and Helen Ukaonu to metion just a few distinguished themselves with good leadership from Joy Jegede, showing a good example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication.

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  1. If the presidency is going to reward or award these girls let all promises be met on time so that it will not be like that of the super eagles of 1994 that were promised houses and up till now the promise has not be fulfilled.

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