‘These Girls Made Us Proud’: Nigerians React As Falcons Exit World Cup

The journey of the Falcons has been a victory in its own right.


Nigeria's goalkeeper #16 Chiamaka Nnadozie secures the ball during the Australia and New Zealand 2023 Women's World Cup round of 16 football match between England and Nigeria at Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane on August 7, 2023. (Photo by Patrick Hamilton / AFP)
Nigeria’s goalkeeper #16 Chiamaka Nnadozie secures the ball during the Australia and New Zealand 2023 Women’s World Cup round of 16 football match between England and Nigeria at Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane on August 7, 2023. (Photo by Patrick Hamilton / AFP)

 

 

 

 

As the Super Falcons say goodbye to the Women’s World Cup, Nigerians have been reflecting on the journey of a team that held the banner of the nation high, leaving an indelible mark in the annals of global football.

The tenacious women’s national team, might not have qualified for the next round nor clenched the trophy, but their performance, determination, and unity have engendered a sense of pride and joy that reverberates throughout the country.

The Nigerian Falcons have always been a beacon of hope and resilience for Nigerian football lovers. This time, they went even further, demonstrating their grit on the global stage and proving themselves to be formidable opponents. Each game they played was filled with intense passion, electrifying skill, and commendable sportsmanship.

Nigerians have taken to social media in reaction to the game and for many, the tournament was not about winning or losing for the Falcons, it was about challenging the status quo and outdoing their previous performances.

Nigerians believe that this was a team undeterred by the daunting odds, unphased by the magnitude of their competition. From each match, they emerged not as a defeated side but as an improved, emboldened team, ready to take on the next challenge.

Our Falcons may have exited the World Cup, but they have certainly not left our hearts. The reaction to their exit has been overwhelmingly positive, a testament to the inspiring performance they have delivered. Across social media, on the streets, in homes and offices, Nigerians have continued to celebrate the team that fought valiantly and made us so proud.

Below are some reactions drawn from Facebook and X formerly know as Twitter














The Super Falcon’s journey has encouraged young Nigerian girls to dream big, to envision themselves standing on that global stage one day, representing their country. They have shown the world that Nigerian football is not only about the men’s team but that our women are equally, if not more, impressive and inspiring.

The journey of the Falcons has been a victory in its own right. They may have exited the World Cup, but they have entered into the hearts of millions, inspiring a new generation of footballers and rekindling the nation’s passion for the sport. The Falcons may not have brought home the trophy, but they certainly brought home honor, pride, and respect.

Their World Cup journey has ended, but their legacy lives on. The Falcons have not just played football; they have played for Nigeria, for the Nigerian spirit, for every Nigerian girl who dreams of sporting the green and white. As a nation, we could not be prouder.

In closing, let’s remember that this is not an end but a beginning. The Falcons have given their all and have shown us that even in defeat, there can be victory. We eagerly await their next appearance, confident they will continue to represent Nigeria with the same indomitable spirit, unwavering commitment, and exceptional skill.