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First Lady, Remi Tinubu Hosts Super Falcons After World Cup Exit

First Lady Remi Tinubu (middle) flanked on the right by Wife of the Vice President, Nana Shettima (3rd left); Wife of the Senate President, Ekaette Akpabio (2nd right); Super Falcons players and other officials of the NFF at Aso Villa in Abuja

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Nigeria’s First Lady, hosted the Super Falcons at the State House in Abuja on Monday, a week after the players were eliminated from the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The First Lady, who met with some of the players, their technical team, and officials from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said the girls exemplified the energy and strength that distinguish Nigeria.

The Nigerian team advanced to the round of 16 of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, but were eliminated on penalties by England’s Lionesses.

The President’s wife, in her tribute to all the players, said they represented Nigeria well on the global stage, noting that the world took notice of the dexterity of the players.

“Although the final result did not go our way, I am here to remind you that victory is not solely determined by the score on the field. The unbreakable spirit and unity that you demonstrated are true markers of success,” the First Lady said, according to a statement by her spokesperson, Busola Kukoyi.

“You have not only represented Nigeria on the global stage but have also become role models for our youth, especially young girls who now see their aspirations mirrored in you.

“I salute you today and welcome you back home and our goodwill and best wishes go to other players who have gone back to their base. You gave your all, and we stand with you. We are so proud of you”.


In his remarks, NFF President Ibrahim Gusau thanked the First Lady for the warm reception and assured her that the players will continue to provide the country good and qualitative representation.

Onome, the squad’s captain, stated that the team will press on tirelessly to guarantee that they did the country proud on the football field.

The First Lady welcomed the players alongside the Vice President’s wife, Nana Shettima, and the Senate President’s wife, Ekaette Akpabio.

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