In a statement released on Tuesday from his media office, Dare commended the team’s fortitude, morals, and game management.
“I commend your tenacity, dedication, and battling spirit.
“You have once again shown the never-say-die spirit of true Nigerians by holding the Moroccans in front of a crowd of over 45,000 people, the capacity of the venue.
“You held your own even when we were down to nine players following those red cards.
You are our protectors. You have the support of Nigeria. Even in a loss, I am proud of this team, Dare stated.
The nine-time champion was eliminated after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation turned into a 5-4 loss on penalties.
On Friday, Nigeria and Zambia will face off in the tournament’s third-place game.
South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, Zambia, and Nigeria have all earned spots in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which Australia and New Zealand will co-host.