African women's champions Nigeria have been rewarded with a cash gift at a reception in the capital Abuja.
The President of the country's senate, David Mark raised US$150,000 to reward the team.
The Super Falcons won the African Women's Championship a week ago in South Africa for a record sixth time, beating Equatorial Guinea in the final.
"We are showing our little appreciation today because you have made us proud as a nation," said Mark.
"Please do not allow pride to affect your present achievement. The team should remain humble and continue to work hard so that they can make Nigeria proud at the Women's World Cup in Germany."
"We are overwhelmed by the reception accorded us by the Senate President," the Super Falcons coach, Eucharia Uche.
"This has further energised us to work very hard and be ready for the World Cup in Germany next year because we can't afford to let Nigeria down.
"We thank the senate president and the entire country for having faith in us and for their support too."
The Super Falcons are still hoping to get a presidential reward when they meet President Goodluck Jonathan next month.


The team will leave Nigeria on Monday night to play an international friendly against 2011 World Cup hosts Germany on 26 November.
Only 18-players and eight officials will travel to Germany for the friendly regarded as key to the team's preparation ahead of the 2011 Fifa Women's World Cup.
The Super Falcons have never gone past the quarter-final stage at the World Cup since it started in 1991.
Nigeria have won every edition of the African women's competition ever held except one - in 1998, 2000, 20002, 2004, 2006 and 2010.

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