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Nigerians react as Super Falcons clinch 8th African title

Nigerians react as Super Falcons clinch 8th African title

Super Falcons of Nigeria have emerged African champions for a record eight time and as usual Twitter is buzzing.

Desire Oparonozie's strike in the 86th was the difference as the Falcons beat their opponent to the title for the fourth time in a final.

Nigerians react as Super Falcons clinch 8th African title

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Coach Florence Omagbemi also made history to become the first individual to win the AWCON as a player and a coach.

READ ALSO: 6 lessons from Super Falcons' victory at the 2016 AWCON

Nigerians are elated about the victory and they have taken to Twitter to express their joy.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Super Falcons for their triumph in the AWCON final, Channels TV reports.

Buhari described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved,” as he particularly commended the Nigerian women for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.

The president says Nigeria's victory has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians.

He enjoined other Nigerian sportsmen and women to emulate the exemplary attitude of the Super Falcons who placed the interest of the nation above personal interests, while assuring that the federal government will not relent in doing its best to promote sports within available resources.

Buhari also acknowledged the technical competence of the coaching crew, which enabled the Nigerian players to overcome their hard-fighting opponents throughout the competition.

Nigeria scored 13 goals in the tournament, conceding one in the tournament. Arsenal striker Asisat Oshoala emerging as the highest goal scorer, winning the golden boot.

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