NOC congratulates Super Falcons for Olympic Games qualification

President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee ((NOC), Engr. Habu Gumel has congratulated the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the National Senior female soccer team, the Super Falcons, on their outstanding achievement in qualifying for the soccer event of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games!

”It is with great joy that we in the NOC celebrate this remarkable accomplishment, ” noted Engr. Gumel who is a lone Nigerian member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Games will run from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

A statement by Tony Nezianya, the Public Relations Officer of NOC noted that the performance of the Super Falcons was truly exceptional, particularly the 1-0 victory at home in Abuja against their South African counterparts, the Bayana Bayana.

The statement noted that the determination and skills demonstrated by the Falcons showcased their immense talent and dedication under the leadership of NFF President, Ibrahim Musa Gusau.

Additionally, the goalless draw during the return leg play-off in Pretoria, South Africa, further solidified their qualification for one of the two coveted slots reserved for Africa in the Olympic female soccer event.
Such an achievement according to the NoC is a testament to the hard work, resilience, and perseverance of the entire team under the capable leadership of Gusau.

”Your guidance and strategic acumen have undoubtedly played a significant role in this success.

”As we look forward to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, we have every confidence that the Falcons, under your stewardship, will continue to shine and make our nation proud”, noted the statement.

It is pertinent to recall that the national team broke a 16-year-old jinx; the last time they made it to the Olympics was at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, no fewer than 50 athletes have so far qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

They are from eight sports ; Athletics 5, Basketball 12, Boxing 3, Canoeing 2, Cycling 1, Football, Female 22, Taekwondo 1 and Wrestling 6.

Nigeria’s outstandingly boxing team could qualify more boxers if they attend Olympic qualifiers in Thailand, while weightlifting could have at least two slots when their latest rankings are released next month.

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