The Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigeria’s Super Falcons not to rest on their oars after beating Australia 3-2 in Thursday’s group stage tie.
It also urged Randy Waldrum’s side to give their 100 per cent best in their next game, adding that Nigerians are solidly behind them.
Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development made the demands in a statement issued by Mohammed Manga, Director Press in the ministry on Thursday in Abuja.
Abubakar also commended the Super Falcons for putting up a brilliant performance to defeat co-hosts Australia in Brisbane.
He said, “We have followed your games and want to thank you for making the nation proud, thus putting a smile on the faces of Nigerians.
“We commend you, your coaches and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for the good job done so far.
“You cannot afford to rest on your oars, take the next game against the Republic of Ireland with full determination to succeed as you took your first two games.
“Give it your very best, which is your 100 per cent assurance to win. We are solidly behind you.”