By Goodluck Ikiebe
The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has applauded the exceptional performance of Nigeria’s Super Falcons as they advance to the third round of the African qualifiers for next year’s Women Olympic Football Tournament on a 5-1 aggregate win over Feisty Lucy of Ethiopia
Speaking briefly after the match, which held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister stated that Super Falcons have met the expectations of Nigerians with the defeat over the Lucy of Ethiopia and that this calls for our celebration, adding that the Team also needs the encouragement of all Nigerians both at home and abroad.
Senator Owan Enoh, who informed that today’s match was the second he had watched since his appointment as the Minister of Sports Development stated that Nigeria’s performance in these tournaments confirms the policy objective of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration which is to ensure
the development of the sector so as to provide our teeming youths with job opportunities, alleviate poverty amongst them as well as ensure a safe, peaceful and united nation of our dream.
He assured that under his watch as the Minister of Sports Development, the Ministry will live no stone unturned in ensuring that Nigeria records podium finishes
during all international competitions.
The Minister had prior to the commencement of the game charged the Super Falcons to redouble their efforts and consign Ethiopia to the heap in order to reach the penultimate round of qualifiers for next year’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in France.