Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons have gained a semblance of the same attraction the Super Eagles got with their creative jerseys to last year’s World Cup in Russia, as similar words of praise are trailing the ladies at the Women’s Mundial in France.
However, the attraction trailing the Falcons goes beyond their flashy jerseys alone, as social workers and volunteers at the FIFA Women’s World Cup have also praised the team’s efforts in the awareness campaign against breast cancer and other ailments that affect ladies.
Aside the attraction that the Falcons’ jersey has gained, with additional trappings added to it by the team’s kit manager, Taino Obawa, they also had the distinction of modelling a promo for global health awareness.
The programme is being leveraged in France by Purple Card Incorporated, who had the pleasure of the Falcons’ players, coaches and officials rolled out for a snap shot in which they all held samples of the health leaflets.
A citation by The Purple Card reveals that it was founded in 1997 by Dawn Brinson, who sensed frustration from members regarding health care insurance by companies and providers.
As a result, she created Purple Card to improve the member experience of dealing with employee benefit issues and concerns with healthcare providers, who are passionate about serving the patient’s best interest.
They represent the patient, not the insurance company, with their array of Patient Advocates trained to provide prompt and excellent service to educate members about their benefit programs.
The Falcons’ FIFA media attache, Ann Odong noted that the Nigerian ladies have become the cynosure of all eyes in France, despite their opening group loss to Norway.
She pointed out with a post on social media that the Falcons are gaily dressed, with trappings of a special dimension added to their jerseys and they the kit manager ensure they expressed a message on the kit.
Odong posted: “We all love the super sharp @NGSuper_Falcons kits! They have a special @FIFAWWC patch with an important message.
“#NGA Kit Manager Taino Obawa has been making sure everything is ready. #SoarSuperFalcons // #FIFAWWC.”