Falconets coach Christopher Danjuma has thanked Nigerians for their support after winning Gold at in the female football event at the ongoing All African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
Danjuma in a chat with brila.net after the Falconets edged the cameroonians by 3 goals to 2 in a penalty shoot out expressed excitement and thank all Nigerians who stood by the team in prayers.
The keenly-contested game between two teams that had battled to a 1-1 draw in a group phase match eight days earlier, ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time at the Stade Boubker Aamar outside Rabat.
Penalty shoot-out followed and the Nigeria U20 girls, one of only four teams to have featured in every edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since the competition started 17 years ago, triumphed.
The victory was the first gold for the Falconets at the African Games in 12 years, having not qualified for the 10th edition in Mozambique in 2011 and finishing outside the medals’ range in Brazzaville four years ago.
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