The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that it will be hosting a special farewell dinner for the Super Falcons before they depart for the highly anticipated 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 1, at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Abuja, and will be attended by notable members of the NFF Executive Committee.
After the farewell dinner, the Super Falcons, led by coach Randy Waldrum, will head to Australia for a 15-day final training camp. This camp will serve as their last preparation phase before the Women’s World Cup kicks off on July 20.
This will be Nigeria’s ninth appearance in the premier women’s football tournament, and they have been drawn into Group B alongside Canada, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland. The Super Falcons will start their campaign against Canada at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on July 21.
Following their match against Canada, they will face the Matildas of Australia on July 27 at Lang Park in Brisbane. Their final group-stage match will be against Ireland, which will also take place in Melbourne.
Nigeria will rely on the talents of key players such as Barcelona star Asisat Oshoala, Atletico Madrid ace Rasheedat Ajibade, and China-based striker Desire Oparanozie to make a lasting impression at the World Cup.
The Super Falcons have a rich history in women’s football, having won the African Women’s Cup of Nations a record 11 times. They have also reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup on two occasions, in 1999 and 2019.
With the support of the NFF and the backing of their passionate fans, the Super Falcons will be aiming to make a strong statement at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and bring glory to Nigeria.