Peter Obi, Labour Party, LP, candidate in the February 25th presidential election has praised the Super Falcons even after they were knocked out of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup by England.
England beat Nigeria after a penalty shootout.
The former Anambra Governor also hailed the Nigerian Women’s Basketball team, D’Tigress for winning the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship for the fourth consecutive time as well as Rena Wakama who in the process became the first female coach to win the championship.
On his Twitter handle, he wrote “I will like to congratulate our female National Basketball team, D’Tigress @DtigressNG who emerged as the champions of Africa for the fourth consecutive time in the 2023 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship.
“We are proud of what they have accomplished and happy with the victory they brought to the nation.I appreciate them for their sacrifices and years of training which pushed them to victory. To the coach, Rena Wakama, who just etched her name in the books of history as the first female coach to win the competition since its inception in 1966, I celebrate you.
“In the same vein, I will also like to congratulate our female football National team, the Super Falcons, @NGSuper_Falcons who progressed to the group of 16 at the ongoing female World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand. They put up a good fight against England today, and we are proud of them, despite the result.”