By Johnny Edward:
Ex-Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu and current Super Eagles trio of Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu and Sone Aluko have all hailed the spirited comeback of the Super Falcons in Monday night's 3-3 draw against Sweden at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.
The Edwin Okon-led side conceded two first half goals but fought back to earn a point from their opening game of to the delight of Hull City midfielder Sone Aluko who rates the clash as an early contender for the game of the competition.
"What an amazing game and advert for the WWC that was. Had it all. Credit to both teams. Nigeria v Sweden=early candidate for game of comp!!" Aluko wrote via his twitter handle @sonealuko.
SS Lazio midfielder Onazi Ogenyi also urged Nigerians to get behind the team for their resilience all through the encounter.
"I told you guys our girls are coming back stronger, show some love to the team💪🏿 #SoarSuperFalcons," the Lazio midfielder wrote via his handle @OnaziOgenyi.
Also Kanu hailed the never-say-die attitude of the side.
He wrote: "Well done girls we are proud, that's the spirit never give up."