Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has rewarded the Falconets with a cash gift of N5 million for beating Tanzania 3-0 in the U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier in Benin City on Saturday.
Rasheedat Ajibade’s brace plus Lilian Tule’s opener ensured Christopher Danjuma’s ladies overcame their visitors at the packed Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Obaseki, who hosted the delegations of Nigeria and Tanzania for a dinner party at the Banquet Hall of Government House, said hosting the encounter was to support women’s football and bring back the glory of the sports.
He backed the Falconets to subdue the East Africans in the second leg in Dar-es-Salaam, adding that the cash donation was made to spur the girls to the next stage.
He said: Certainly, we hope to hosts the Falconets again.
“This is the first time in a long while we are hosting a national team.