Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, responded to Nigeria’s exit from the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is now taking place in Australia and New Zealand.
The Women’s World Cup Round of 16 match between the Super Falcons and England was decided by a penalty shootout after 120 minutes of play finished in a 0-0 stalemate, according to 460play.
Desire Oparanozie and Michelle Alozie both missed their extra-point attempts, which led to England winning the shootout 4-2.
In response, Atiku tweeted that he had no regrets about forgoing breakfast to watch Nigeria vs. England in the Round of 16.
Additionally, he argued that the Super Falcons have every right to be proud of themselves.
We may have lost to England on penalties, but the @NGSuper_Falcons have every right to lift their heads high, Atiku wrote in a tweet. I still don’t regret skipping breakfast to watch this game. -AA for #ENGNGR #FIFAWWC.
Dr. Bukola Saraki, a former president of the Senate, also commented on the situation on Twitter. He wrote: “Despite the pain of the penalty shootout, I am proud of the Super Falcons for their wonderful journey in the #FIFAWWC. You, @NGSuper_Falcons, need to be pleased with what you have accomplished. #ENGNGA.”