Otti made this known in a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday and also shared photos.
He said, “Yesterday, I received our Super Falcons players from Abia State (Uchenna Kanu, Esther Okoronkwo, Christy Ucheibe, and Glory Ogbonna), who made their mark at the just concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
“Although luck may not have been on their side to advance to the Quarterfinals, their performance showcased their resilience and character.
“The accomplishments of these players highlight the progress and development of women’s football in Nigeria and further elevate the profile of Nigerian football on the international stage.
” I am sure their achievements will inspire the girl child in Nigeria and Abia in particular, thus paving the way for even greater success in the future.”
The Falcons lost to England on penalties in the Round of 16.
Ogbonna hails from Isiala Ngwa South LGA, Ucheibe is a native of Isuikwuato LGA, while Kanu and Okoronkwo are indigenes of Uzuakoli, Bende LGA.
Otti, his wife, Pricilla, and some of his aides praised the players for displaying uncommon gallantry and patriotism at the just concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Otti, who commended the Falcons players, for making Abia State and Nigeria proud through their wonderful outing, said they had become role models for youths in Abia and Nigeria at large.
This comes after Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma hosted some Imo-born Super Falcons players. Also, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted Asisat Oshoala, Gift Monday and Rasheedat Ajibade.