Sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung says he is expecting Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons to get their best global outing next year’ at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Although Dalung admitted that the Falocns struggled to beat South Africa in Saturday’s final of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, he is thinking big for the Mundial.
While promising that the federal government and ministry of sports will help the team get sound preparations, Dalung urged the team to look beyond Africa and make a strong impact next year in France.
Dalung, who pledged unflinching support for development of women’s football in the country, admitted his responsibility to ensure the team get adequate preparation before the World Cup next year.
He stated: “Though the victory was a difficult one, it was a sweet revenge against South Africa who they lost to in the opening match.
“Your supremacy in African football has been reaffirmed with this victory over South Africa and winning the competition for a record ninth time.
“They have participated in all the editions of the 20-year championship but it’s now time to take another giant leap as you prepare for the World Cup.”