Some football fans in Lagos have said the Super Falcons deserve national awards for winning the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations for the ninth time in Ghana on Saturday.
Nigeria win their ninth African crown after beating South Africa 4-3 on penalties at the Accra, following a goalless 90 minutes and extra time. The record champions returned to the country on Sunday to a heroic welcome from the Nigeria Football Federation and the Presidency.
The fans called on the Federal Government give the team national honours for their performance in Ghana.
One of the fans Adeola Olatunde, a banker, said the Falcons gave their best in the competition despite having a poor preparation for the tournament.
A Real Estate agent Gabriel Okon said the national awards would motivate them to give their best at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.