A businessman made the donation in appreciation of the team’s performance at the U-20 Women’s World Cup
The Falconets have continued to enjoy goodwill and motivation from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and individuals, both home and abroad.
A Nigerian businessman based in Tokyo, Japan, Stanley Okafor, has donated a Samsung Galaxy Tab and iPad to each member of the national U-20 women?s team.
The Falconets are currently in Japan, competing at the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women?s World Cup.
Ejiro Femi-Babafemi, Falconets’ Media Officer, in an online statement, said that the donation was for the Falconets’ performance at the competition.
The Falconets, on August 30, defeated Mexico 1-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the competition. They will meet the U.S.A on September 4.
The statement said that each of the 21 players and 10 officials received the mobile devices at a colourful ceremony held at the team?s Hilton Hotel residence in Tokyo, Japan.
Okafor, who claimed to have watched the Falconets’ matches from the preliminaries, had earlier donated 800 dollars to the team, prior to its match against Italy.
?It?s my widow’s mite of saying well done. You have made us proud. This is the best national team as far as I am concerned, and I am delighted to be identified with you,? he said.
The statement added that the businessman, who has spent over 22 years in Tokyo, also assured the team of more goodies if they lift the trophy.
?All I just want from you is to do your part by defeating U.S.A on Tuesday and, by extension, lifting the Cup. God has given you what it takes to win,? he said.
The statement said that Okafor was presented with the team?s full regalia by the team?s Head of Delegation and board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Effiong Johnson.
Speaking on behalf of NFF President, Aminu Maigari, Johnson commended Okafor for the gesture.