Ibrahim Galadima, a former chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA), says Super Falcons’ 2-0 victory over South Korea on Wednesday in France has given hope to Nigerians.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Falcons’ victory was in their second Group A match at the ongoing 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Galadima told NAN that the Super Falcons have given hope to Nigerians that they could surmount the group stage hurdle and proceed to the next stage of the competition.
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“They did a good job in their second game. I wish they played like this in their first match. They have lifted up our hope.
“They proved to the Korean that they are the African champions. Their game was an interesting game, and they have made the country proud.
“All the departments of their game were really engaged in the match. They played as a team and not as individuals so as to get a good result.
“So, the win against South Korea was a morale booster for their subsequent match,” he said.
Galadima then urged the Falcons to be more focused in their next match, against France on Monday, saying that with determination and seriousness they could defeat the host country.
NAN reports that the Super Falcons will face hosts France in their next and final Group A fixture on June 17.(NAN)