President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the Super Falcons for qualifying for the final of the African Women Cup of Nations.
The Falcons defeated South Africa’s Bayana Bayana 1-0 in a keenly contested match in Limbe, Cameroon.
Nigeria scored in the second half through striker Desire Oparanozie in the 53rd minute.
“Our Super Falcons have made Nigeria proud again. The entire country looks forward to the AWCON2016 Final on Saturday,” Buhari tweeted on Tuesday night.
Senate president Bukola Saraki also congratulated the Falcons, urging them to “Go for gold”.
Saraki tweeted on Wednesday, “I congratulate the Nigeria Football Federation, Super Falcons on making it into the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Finals on Saturday. Go for gold!”
The Falcons will now face hosts Cameroon who beat Ghana 1-0 in Saturday’s final.