Paris 2024: Sports Minister Tasks Super Falcons To Break 16-Year Olympic Jinx In Pretoria

Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has backed Super Falcons to break the 16-year jinx that has kept Nigeria out of the Olympic Games Female Football event.

INFORMATION NIGERIA reports that the Super Falcons had missed out on the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic Games.

However, Enoh, urged the Randy Waldrum’s side to be determined to reclaim its spot on the international stage.

With a 1-0 lead from the first leg in Abuja, the Super Falcons carry the hopes and dreams of a nation as they head into the decisive match in South Africa.

Meanwhile, the Minister, while speaking ahead of the match, on Sunday, emphasized the importance of self-belief and resilience in achieving victory.

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He said: “The Super Falcons have shown remarkable strength and prowess throughout their journey, and now is the time for them to rise and conquer. We believe in their ability to overcome any challenge and make Nigeria proud.”

“Breaking the 16-year Olympic jinx is not just a goal; it will be a perfect microcosm of the dedication and abilities of our athletes.

“I urge the Super Falcons to play with passion, determination, and unity. Together, we can rewrite history and inspire generations to come.”

“As they step onto the pitch in South Africa, the Super Falcons carry the hopes and aspirations of millions of Nigerians. We stand with them every step of the way, providing the support they need to succeed.”

“Let us unite as a nation to cheer on our heroes. With our support and their relentless spirit, there is no limit to what the Super Falcons can achieve. Together, let’s make history!”