Super Falcons players receive N7.6m each from Tinubu’s wife after returning from World Cup. Nigeria’s first lady, Oluremi Tinubu, has given each Super Falcons player N7.6 million ($10,000) for their performances in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Super Falcons advanced to the competition’s Round of 16 before losing on penalties to the Three Lionesses of England.
Her attention was drawn to the tournament by the nine-time African champions’ excellent performance.
Tinubu hosted the players in Abuja this week and praised them for their “unbreakable spirit and unwavering strength”.
According to a statement issued by her spokesperson, Busola Kukoyi, the First Lady paid glowing tribute to the players, who, she said, represented Nigeria well on the global stage, noting that the world took notice of the dexterity of the players.
Although the outcome did not go our way, I am here to remind you that success is defined by more than just the score on the pitch. The unshakable spirit and solidarity you have shown are clear indicators of success.
“You have not only represented Nigeria on the international stage, but you have also become role models for our youth, particularly young girls, who now see their dreams reflected in you.”
“I salute you today and welcome you back home, and our best wishes go out to the other players who have returned to their bases.” You gave it your best, and we support you. We are quite proud of you.”
In his remarks, NFF President Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau thanked the First Lady for the kind welcome and promised the players that they would continue to provide good and qualitative representation for the country.
Onome Ebi, the team’s captain, stated that the squad fought hard and tirelessly to bring home the coveted FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy.
She promised that the team would continue to press on relentlessly to ensure they make the country proud on the football field.
The First Lady received the players with the wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima, and wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Ekaette Akpabio.