Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Onyedinma Happy With Cash Reward for Falconets

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Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League board, Chief Dilichukwu Onyedinma as expressed appreciation to President Goodluck Jonathan for the recent cash he showered on members of the Falconets to the 2012 FIFA Women's U-20 World Cup in Japan.

At last Saturday's combined reception for the female national team and members of the Nigeria paralympic team, the Falconets players each got cash reward of N1m while their coaches received N1-2m each.

In her words of appreciation, the member of the NFF Executive Committee said: "the Board of the Nigeria Women League is very much appreciative to President Goodluck Jonathan for rewarding the girls for their efforts, not minding that they did not play up to the finals as they did at the last edition. "That shows that the President is ever ready to appreciate every aspect of hard work and commitment to duty exhibited by any Nigerian. We thank him very much as a father, and believe that this gesture would go a long way in propelling the girls in their future outings for the country".

Onyedinma in addition thanked the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the support and enabling environment given to the team all through its preparation to the tournament proper, saying that that could only be reciprocated by good outing exhibited by the team.

She promised that her Board would remain focused to ensure that more talented players are discovered from the nooks and crannies of the country to fortify the various female national teams for future tournaments.

In the same stride, Onyedinma expressed optimism that the National Women U-17 team (Flamingoes) would surely surpass the quarter finals stage they reached at the last edition of the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup held in Trindad and Tobago.

The chairman of the Women League board also called on sports loving Nigerians to continue to pray for the U-17 girls to do the country proud.

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