Falcons asked to reach world cup semis
African champions Super Falcons have been charged by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to rewrite the history of the country’s participation at the FIFA Women’s World Cup by reaching the semi-finals at France 2019 edition.
The Nigerian team departed the shores of the country on Monday for Austria, where they will set up a two-week residential camping before flying to France for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place from 7th June to 7th July 2019.
Dr. Sanusi congratulated the ladies on triumph at the WAFU Cup tournament in Abidjan and charged them to see it as a sign of great things to come in France.
While assuring the girls that all their entitlements before and during the FIFA World Cup will be paid by the Federation, Sanusi challenged the girls to aim for a Nigerian record great outing at the finals in France.
Head Coach Thomas Dennerby said he was edified by the comeback feat of the Falcons against host nation Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the WAFU Cup on Saturday.
Eight home-based players, alongside technical and administrative officials led by Head Coach Thomas Dennerby, traveled aboard Air France flight to Paris, to connect the Austrian city of Bad Tatzmannsdorf, where they will do final preparation at the Avita Resort before hitting France on 4th June for the World Cup finals.