Meanwhile, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amb. Chris Giwa has commended the Falconets for picking a quarter final ticket.
Amb. Giwa said the girls gave their all, till the very end and got the deserved equaliser needed to progress from the group.
“We are happy the girls qualified that is what is most important for us. It was definitely going to be a tough and difficult game for the Falconets considering what was at stake, “he noted.
The President argued:” The Chinese dominated the first half and seem to have played better, but our girls knew what was important, picking a point and progressing, and that was what they did”
“We have crossed the group hurdle and can now look ahead to the next match, and hope the coaches will work on some of the lapses noticed in the game, before our next match, Amb. Giwa concluded.
In the meantime, the Acting General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme has described the qualification of the Falconets as a demonstration of hardwork, determination and can-do-spirit of the average Nigerian.
I am very proud of the girls because they held on till the end , even when the odds were against them, and the reward for their efforts was the draw that was needed for the quarter final ticket,”Dr Ikpeme stated.
He noted:” From now on, anything is possible with hardwork and determination, our girls can have the better of their next opponents in the quarter finals and hopefully, progress to the semis”.
SSA TO THE PRESIDENT ON MEDIA
13TH AUGUST, 2018