NAN – Director, Ondo State Football Agency, Mike Idoko, on Sunday hailed the Super Falcons of Nigeria for winning the 2014 African Women football Championship in Windoek, Namibia.
Idoko, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Akure, said the national female soccer team showed a lot of brilliance in its performance in the tournament, which made it to lift the trophy for the seventh time.
NAN reports that first half strikes by Desire Oparanozie in the 13th minute and Asisat Oshoala in the 43rd minute sealed the victory against the Les Lionnes of Cameroon in the Saturday finals.
Idoko urged the Nigeria Football Federation to keep the players together and arrange friendly matches for the team as part of its preparation towards 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup competition in Canada.
He said that the girls must be encouraged to continue what they had started and go to Canada to show why they had been dominating women’s football in Africa.
“I am happy that we won the African Women Championship on Saturday and I am impressed with the performance of the girls.