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Super Falcons: My Statement was taken out of Context – Solomon Dalung

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Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Friday refuted media reports quoting him as saying that the Federal Government was not anticipating the victory of the Super Falcons.

The Super Falcons won the just concluded African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) when they defeated hosts Cameroon by 1–0 at the final of the football competition.

Dalung, who spoke to State House correspondents on Thursday, said the Federal Government did not expect the Super Falcons to win the football tournament.

The minister, however, said he was quoted out of context, saying that contrary to the media reports, the government prepared for the victory of the team.

Dalung made the clarification at the presentation and unveiling of the Youth Unity Cup Championship Trophy to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“May I conclude also by trying to put in proper perspective an impression that has made national headlines in recent time to the effect that the Federal Government was not anticipating a win in the victory of the Super Falcons.

This statement is attributed to my own very self. I want to categorically state that is a statement taken out of context and I cannot image or reconcile how it occurred.

The commitment of the federal government to the support of the Falcons is indeed overwhelming, that explained why the Vice-President himself had to abandon his tight schedule to visit the players in camp before they proceeded to Cameroon.

That is evidence of preparation for victory,” Dalung said.

The minister sought for presidential intervention to enable his ministry pay all outstanding entitlements of the Super Falcons, their coaches and others.

15 Comments

  1. Celeste

    December 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Just imagine these people! Stupid as stupid can be.

    I want Dalung to remain as youth and sports minister, so he can continue to expose their lies, deceit and foolishness.

  2. Bowl

    December 9, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    2nd or 3rd time your statement is taken out of context.Clown Dalung!

  3. madman

    December 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    He represents Nigeria = incompetence.

  4. #MadeInNaija

    December 9, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    This present crop of Ministers are yet to take ownership of their office and perform the work as expected. Most of them seem not to understand their respective job descriptions. I wish them success, nevertheless.

  5. www.ckjacob.com

    December 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Mtcheeeew!
    I feel like giving him a hard knock on his balls!!

    • nwa nna

      December 10, 2016 at 1:20 am

      Ha! You’re too wicked 😀

  6. Jo

    December 10, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Dalung I dare say, na only you waka come? Your statements are always taken out of context even when there is audio to back them up. It appears you don’t analyse your statements before you spew them out.

  7. nwa nna

    December 10, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Dalung embodies everything that’s wrong with Nigerian leadership!

    • King

      December 10, 2016 at 4:14 am

      Both dalung and the entire NFF are useless you guys are shaming yourselves not the country cameroon lost the cup to Nigeria but have gotten all there allowances, support and encouragement but super falcon’s the champions have gotten nothing God must surely pay you guys your evil doing.

  8. King

    December 10, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Both dalung and the entire NFF are useless you guys are shaming yourselves not the country cameroon lost the cup to Nigeria but have gotten all there allowances, support and encouragement but the super falcon’s the champions have gotten nothing God must surely pay you guys back your evil doing.

  9. King

    December 10, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Both dalung and the entire NFF are useless you guys are shaming yourselves not the country cameroon lost the cup to Nigeria but have gotten all there allowances, support and encouragement but super falcon’s the champions have gotten nothing God must surely pay you guys back your evil doing.

  10. my people

    December 10, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Yes o, this man is stupid. You spoke and they quoted now you are saying they quoted you out of context. Pls which context do you want to be quoted by??? Rubbish!!
    And as for you aunty bella, just be doing your aruruala small small…you wanted people to come and bash other blogs in the comments because of the way they headlined the post abi??? Shame on you. Do yo thing and leave others to do their thing.

  11. @yahoo

    December 10, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Kangaroo

  12. Moniker

    December 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    The irony is, the hediot is tryna defend himself. Whose fada is this sef? Shame on us. See wetin Unijos produce

  13. Alex sule

    December 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    NFF & our minister of sports are a disgress to this nation call Nigeria. Even Kenya who lost all their matches hv collected all their allowances.

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