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Buhari Must Host Falcons – Mbachu

Posted: Jan 12, 2016 at 4:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos

Super Falcons midfielder, Stella Mbachu says she wants the current Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Danlung not to neglect the team amongst the athletes to be honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Having promised to host Nigerian athletes that made the country proud in 2015 and the 1985 Golden Eaglets set on Thursday, January 21 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, there are concerned that Falcons, who won the 2014 Africa Women’s Championships in Namibia for a record seven times, could be left behind from the show.
Mbachu has played an integral part in the team’s successful outing in the past and revealed that it would be unfair if they are neglected.
“It will amount to unfair treatment for Super Falcons to be omitted on the president’s honour list of athletes as we have been on the top banner of athletes to be honoured during the tenure of his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.
“We went to the 2014 African Women Championship in Namibia to conquer other Africans as well as claimed a record seventh title.
“Women football has brought more laurels to this country than any other sports and need all the motivations which reward for past performances could perfectly address.
“The immediate past president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan mentioned us for grand reception in December 2014 and kept that promise up to April 2015 but were not fulfilled for reasons we could not explain.
“Now that the incumbent president has decided to honour the whole athletes that excelled in 2015 we plead with the minister to bend backward to include our names.
“Inclusion of Falcons on the honour list will certainly serve as morale booster and motivation for Falconets and Flamingoes in their quest to excel at the world stage,” said the Rivers Angels markswoman to supersport.com.