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World Cup: Nigerian Women Task Falcons On Victory

Posted: Jun 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)





A cross-section of women in Lagos on Friday charged the Super Falcons to leave up to expectations at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The one-month tournament, begins on June 6, 2015.

The President of National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ifeyinwa Omowole, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that she was optimistic that the Nigerian team would perform credibly.

“They have always delivered we believe in them and I know they will deliver. They have conquered Africa; we need them to takeover the world too.

“They have always performed more than their male counterparts, so we believe in them, and we trust that they will justify the confidence reposed in them.

“I believe they have trained well for this tournament, so I believe that they will move beyond the group stage,’’ Omowole said.

Debola Soyingbe, a civil servant, said that the team should remain focused and play according to instructions.

“So far they have been impressive, and with support from fans cheering them on, I believe that they will deliver by the grace of God.

“It’s not going to be easy but we believe in them; they should play according to their coach’s instruction and remain focused,’’ Soyingbe said.

Kemisola Ibitoye, a fashion designer, said that she was optimistic that the African Champions would cause an upset in their group.

“They have been performing well, especially in their friendly matches, so I’m very confident that the team will be a tough nut to crack,’’ Ibitoye said.

Super Falcons will be making their seventh appearance at the World Cup since its inception in 1991 in China; the team’s best result was in Germany 2013 when they finished top eight.

The team has won the Africa Women’s Championship 11 times.

The Falcons will play in Group D alongside USA, Australia and Sweden.