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Nigeria's Letter To SAFA

The Nigerian Football Federation sent a letter to the South African Football Association, congratulating Banyana Banyana for good sportsmanship following the Africa Women’s Cup Of Nations final.

South Africa lost out on lifting the trophy after Nigeria defeated the women’s national team on penalties, following a 0-0 scoreline after extra-time. 

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However, despite missing out on the trophy, Banyana will still be making their way to France next year, competing in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.  

Following Banyana’s heartbreak, the Nigerian Football Association took the time to draft a letter to SAFA, which read in part:

“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.

"I thank you very much for your act of sportsmanship, which actually should be the principle ethos among members of the Associations of FIFA.” 

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