The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has congratulated the national U-20 women’s team, the Falconets for emerging the second best team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which ended at the weekend in Canada.
In an exciting and dramatic final match held at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Germany defeated the Falconets 1-0 after extra time, with the Falconets missing many scoring chances to have put the match to rest in regulation time.
They had the best chances of the night but strangely failed to convert them, with tournament leading scorer Asisat Oshoala being the worst culprit.
And in reacting to their loss yesterday, the President of the NOC, Engr. Sani M. Ndanusa said that the Falconets gave a very good and justified account of themselves in the tournament.
Hailing the girls for their valiant fight to win the title, Ndanusa said that the team can hold their heads high given that they were not disgraced by eventual winners Germany but only lost due to a stroke of ill-luck.
The former Minister of Sports and Chairman, national Sports Commission also said that Nigerians were extremely proud of the team, noting that from their very first match in the tournament against Mexico that they never left anyone in doubt as to their championship material.