Globacom in a press statement in Lagos yesterday commended the Super Falcons for beating the Senegalese and ensuring that Nigeria will be represented at the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations holding in Cameroun.The two goals were scored in the second half the match played at the National Stadium in Abuja.“We commend the fighting spirit and determination the team demonstrated in the match against Senegal and we believe Nigeria will stand out at the AWC. The team has the character and pedigree to achieve the ultimate goal of picking the gold medal in Cameroun,” the statement said.Globacom added that, “The Super Falcons should start preparations in earnest and work towards another victorious outing in Cameroun to consolidate their position as the number one women team in Africa.”The next generation network gave kudos to the Florence Omagbemi-led coaching crew, and urged both the crew and the team to work hard and evolve the right strategy to ensure that the team comes top at the forthcoming African Women Nations Cup.Globacom is the official telecommunications partner of the Nigerian Football Federation and the major sponsor of the Nigerian national teamsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s female national team, the Super Falcons has been commended on their victory over Teranga Lionesses of Senegal.The Super Falcons defeated the Senegalese Women National team 2-0 in the last qualification match played in Abuja on Tuesday.The Super Falcons who moved ahead on 3- 1 aggregate, having played a 1-1 draw during the first leg encounter in Dakar four days ago also qualified for the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations.
Fans of the North London club predictably took to social media to take on the Black Stars gaffer after he made those comments, asking why the Black Stars were chasing Gunners youngster Eddie Nketiah to represent Ghana, if Akonnor didn’t think Arsenal was good enough.Some went further to accuse C.K Akonnor, who once captained German Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg and the Black Stars, of jealousy.Others, however, commended the coach for his forthrightness on the matter.Take a look at some of the reactions below: Arsenal fans weren’t too happy with Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s advice to midfielder Thomas Partey not to move to the Premier League club.Speaking on Starr FM on Wednesday night, Akonnor suggested that staying at Atletico Madrid might be the best thing for Partey, as he would be guaranteed Champions League football, unlike at Arsenal.“Honestly, I wouldn’t want him to move to Arsenal because, with Atletico, he will always play Champions League football. His position is guaranteed and he will always play. With Arsenal, I’m not too sure,” Akonnor said.“I’m sure money issues will come in, but I hope that whatever he asks for, Atletico will be able to pay.”Akonnor, who knew that his comments would not go down well with Gunners fans, remarking: “Arsenal fans will kill me.”Thomas ParteyAnd that has indeed proven to be the case.Arsenal have been pursuing a deal for the Ghanaian midfielder since January.The English club are reluctant to pay Partey’s €50m release clause and recently had an offer of £23m plus Matteo Guendouzi rejected by Atletico.More from Citi Sports