President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what was next on his agenda today, straight after the democracy day celebration at Eagles Square Abuja.
It might come as a surprise or simply melt the hearts of many that the president – on a day that’s understood to be a very busy day for him -still found time to seek to support a National football team of the country.
The president had hosted dignitaries to an event commemorating the sustained democratic rule in the country. Nigeria, by today June 12, 2019, celebrated the 20th anniversary of civil rule in a new date in honour of late democrat and adjudged winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
But after the event came to a conclusion, the president was able to catch a glimpse of the Super Falcons football encounter with South Korea in the France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“I’m pleased I was able to watch the Super Falcons match against South Korea, after the Democracy Day Lunch. Congratulations to the Team and Coaching Crew. A well-deserved win on a very special day for Nigeria. We are all proud of your victory.”- Buhari tweeted
I’m pleased I was able to watch the Super Falcons match against South Korea, after the Democracy Day Lunch. Congratulations to the Team and Coaching Crew. A well-deserved win on a very special day for Nigeria. We are all proud of your victory.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) June 12, 2019
The Super Falcons of Nigeria, the country’s senior National Women’s team, on Wednesday claim first win at 2019 Women’s World Cup with a resounding 2-0 win over South Korea.
Nigeria achieved that courtesy of an own-goal by Korea’s Kim Do-yeun and Oshoala’s fine second half strike.
The Super Falcons, beaten in its opening game by Norway, were hoping to bounce back to winning ways and they did.
The defeat all but ends South Korea’s hopes of qualifying for the next stage after it was thrashed by host nation France in the opening game of the tournament.
Nigeria will take on France in its final group game on Monday while South Korea takes on Norway