The Super Falcons of Nigeria are set to make history at the upcoming Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. If they reach the last four, they will become the first African team to achieve this feat in Women’s World Cup history. The Nigerian team, along with South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, Morocco’s Lionesses of Atlas, and Zambia’s Copper Queens, will represent Africa in the tournament.
The Super Falcons, led by American coach Randy Waldrum, have been preparing for the World Cup by participating in international-friendly games. In their last game, they secured a 3-0 victory over New Zealand. To further familiarize themselves with the host country’s environment, the team has departed for a two-week camp in Australia.
Before their departure, the players and coaching staff were hosted at a dinner party in Abuja by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). In a video shared on the Super Falcons’ Twitter account, the players were seen joyfully arranging their luggage, showcasing their readiness to make Nigeria proud at the tournament.
The Super Falcons’ first game will be against Canada on the 21st of July. They will then face Australia six days later and conclude the group stage with a game against the Republic of Ireland on the 31st of July.
The Nigerian team is determined to surpass their previous best achievement in the Women’s World Cup when they reached the last eight in 1999. With their preparations and enthusiasm, the Super Falcons are poised to make history and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in women’s football.
As they embark on their journey to Australia and New Zealand, the Super Falcons are seeking the support and good wishes of fans and supporters. The team’s official Twitter account urged fans to rally behind them using hashtags such as #SoarSuperFalcons, #FIFAWWC2023, and #TeamNigeria.
The Women’s World Cup promises to be an exciting tournament, and all eyes will be on the Super Falcons as they strive to make history for Nigeria and Africa. Let’s support and cheer for our team as they compete on the global stage and show the world the talent and resilience of African women in football.