The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has sent a letter to the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) to show gratitude to SA’s Banyana Banyana for their good sportsmanship after the 2018 Women’s Cup of Nation (AWCON) final.
Nigeria Super Falcon defeated Banyana Banyana on penalties to win the 2019 AWCON in Accra last Saturday.
“The Banyana proved a hard nut for the Super Falcons and certainly, the match could [have] gone, either way, settled as it was by the lottery of (a) penalty shootout,” wrote NFF.
"I thank you very much for your act of sportsmanship, which actually should be the principle ethos among members of the Associations of FIFA.”
Both Nigeria and South Africa will be representing Africa at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next June.
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