The Nigerian Falcons have been making waves in football from time. Earlier in the week, the Super Falcons were named African Women's Team at the 2018 CAF Awards. This is the ninth time the team is winning this title. They were the only ones to get an award among all the Nigerian teams this time. The Award night was hosted in the capital of Dakar, Senegalese. Desiree Ellis, the coach of Bafana Bafana, who led the South African Women to the finals during AWCON 2018, got the women's coach of the year award.
NFF Lines Up Ten Matches For Super Falcons
As they prepare for the FIFA women's world cup finals, the Nigeria Football Federation has prepared a total of ten friendlies for the Super Falcons. These friendlies will be against the national teams of other countries. According to the information published on thenff.com, the Super Falcons will participate in four-National Invitational Games in China. The games will start on the 17th of January and end on the 20th of January.
The current AWCON champions will also be participating in the Cyprus Women’s Cup which is scheduled to take place from February 25th to March 7th. Other countries that will be participating in this tournament are Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Belgium, South Africa, Finland, Mexico, Thailand, Hungary, and North Korea.
Following the tournament in Cyprus, the Super Falcons will either have to play against Canada or Spain. Finally, they will go to a training camp in Austria. The coach of the Super Falcons, Thomas Dernneby, said that the team will stay at Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf when they are in Austria. This is the same place the Super Eagles stayed just before they went for the FIFA World Cup in Russia last year.
According to the report, the Super Falcon officials and players went to the Chinese embassy to process their visas for the tournament that is going to be hosted in China. The trip to China is scheduled for Monday next week.
Nigeria is the only country in Africa that has had the privilege of featuring in every single edition of the FIFA Women's world cup since 1991 when it was debuted in China. This time, they will face Korea Republic, Norway and France in Group A.
Their first match will be against Norway at the 21,000 capacity stadium, the Stade Auguste Delaune on the 8th of June. After Norway, they will have to face Korea Republic but this will be in a different stadium in Grenoble on the 12th of June. On the 17th of June, the Super Falcons will face France in Rennes.
This is the eight women's world cup being hosted by FIFA. It is scheduled to start on the 7th of June and end on the 7th of July 2019. The opening match will be between France and Korea Republic in Paris.