2023 WWC: NFF President Urges Falcons To Overcome Australia

Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has urged the Super Falcons of Nigeria to beat Australia and make the African continent proud.

The Falcons will meet 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts, Australia in the second group game on Thursday, July 27.

Gusau lauded the team for their performance in their first group match which ended in a 0-0 draw with Canada. The result leaves Nigeria as the only African team yet to suffer defeat in the competition, after the three other African teams lost their opening matches.

Ibrahim Gusau

Speaking ahead of the match, Gusau said, “As nine-time champions of Africa, and one of only seven countries to have played in every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Nigeria is the real giant and hope of the African continent in Australia.

”While we expect Morocco, Zambia, and South Africa to turn things around in their next matches, my message is that the Super Falcons must focus hard on the ball against the Australians in order to keep Africa’s song going.

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“We had an impressive game against Canada, but I want the girls to put that feat out of their minds and focus on the three points against Australia. It can be done,” Gusau charged the Randy Waldrum tutored Super Falcons.

The NFF boss charged the team saying, “I am charging the girls to go all out. This is a match in which we need to score goals.”

A win vs Australia will boost Nigeria’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage ahead of their final group game vs debutants Republic of Ireland who will face Canada on matchday two.

Zambia were beaten 0-5 by Japan while South Africa were edged 1-2 by Sweden, and Morocco were thrashed 0-6 by Germany in the first round of matches.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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