Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa handed a cheque for N3m to Nigeria’s U17 women team, the Flamingos in honour of their exploits at the just concluded FIFA U-17 women world cup in India.
The dummy cheque was presented to the Flamingos in Abuja, shortly after they arrived from India to the warm embrace of Nigeria Football Federation officials and the Sports Ministry led by Sunday Dare.
Mr. Dare who was speaking as the team showed off the bronze they won in the tournament said, the girls needed to be encouraged to graduate to the senior national team.
“We commend you for the way you performed without fear and held up the flag to win a historic bronze for our country in this competition.
” I praise the NFF for the support to the team right from their screening through the qualifiers and to the arrangements for final camping in Turkey and the final tournament in India. We must also commend the coaching crew for their steadfastness in imparting the right knowledge to the players.
“I will be happy to see these players graduate from this level to the U20 and then to the senior team, because they have the skills and talent, and demonstrated ability to do very well. The Ministry will give NFF the right support to achieve that. They have served well as good ambassadors of our country on and off the pitch.”
The NFF president who was in India to cheer for the team described them as “young, energetic, vibrant, positive and promising.”

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