Nigeria’s senior female national team, Super Falcons, have been named the women’s national team of the year while Asisat Oshoala picked up the award of the continent’s finest female player.
These awards add to already buoyant wins for Super Eagles’s pair of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi in the youth categories.
Arsenal ladies’s Oshoala was one of Nigeria’s shining stars at the 2016 African Women Championship where the Falcons secured an eighth continental triumph, as she won the golden boot at the tournament.
Fellow Nigerians have also taken to the social media to react to the win of the female team and their star player.
— Mosibudi Rachel M (@rachysuperstar) January 5, 2017
— DENNICE KENNEDY (@dennise763) January 5, 2017
— DiskiStyle (@DiskiStyle) January 5, 2017
PMB that could not pay Super Falcons(Champion of Africa) their dues is recognized by CAF for helping football. I really don’t understand…
— OUTLAW (@outlawjae) January 5, 2017
#GloCAFAwards2016 same man who under his leadership took the super falcons to roam d streets in protest before they were paid.
— Comedian Princewill (@princewillcfrn) January 5, 2017
The worst award of the evening is the one giving to President Buhari who refuse to award our own super falcons #GloCAFAwards2016
— Fred (@Fredholt2015) January 5, 2017
The same Buhari who couldn’t honour our super Falcons is being given an award tonight,what a bunch of jokers
— Nsykak Fyneface (@fynefaze) January 5, 2017
Buhari that couldn’t the pay super falcons is the person that #GloCAFAwards2016 is recognising.
Una don dey…
— Ugonnia (@AustinYugo) January 5, 2017
— Bala Garba (@BalaGarba1) January 5, 2017
Nigeria’s Super Falcons are the Women’s National Team of the Year after winning their 8th AFCON Title #GloCAFAwards2016
— Hemmanuel Richard (@Iamhemmanuel) January 5, 2017
#GloCAFAwards2016 | Women National Team of the Year – Super Falcons [Nigeria]
— Dr Marie (@k4334b) January 5, 2017