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Super Falcons Left Their Mark On 2023 World Cup —FIFA

Super Falcons Left Their Mark On 2023 World Cup  —FIFA

Despite going out in the round of 16, FIFA, has said Nigeria’s Super Falcons left their mark on the 2023 women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The world football governing body wrote this on Twitter while reflecting on the performance of the Falcons.

The Falcons were one of Africa’s four representatives at this year’s edition alongside South Africa, Zambia and Morocco.

The Randy Waldrum-led side finished second in a group that had Australia, Canada and Republic of Ireland.

After a goalless draw with Canada, the Falcons shocked Australia 3-2 and held Ireland to a goalless draw.

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However, the Falcons failed to take advantage in the round of 16, after Three Lionesses of England were reduced to 10 players as they lost 4-2 on penalties after 120 minutes of football ended 0-0.

In their four games played in Australia and New Zealand the Falcons did not concede in three.

Meanwhile, the team’s attention will now shift to the Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers against Ethiopia in October.

The last time the Nigerian women’s team featured at the Olympics was the Beijing 2008.


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WORDPRESS: 8
  • pompei 10 months ago

    With this NFF, let’s hope our Olympic aspirations are not deferred to 2028.
    At the moment, the SF don’t have a coach. And Olympic qualifiers begin next month!
    The SE are also coachless at the moment. Peseiro’s contract talks are still ongoing, per the NFF.
    Chaos reigns supreme. Confusion is the order of the day.
    If Peseiro and Waldrum are eventually kicked out, new coaches would be brought in, and we might have a repeat of the OUR OWN catastrophe. A terrible time in our football when a coach that was meeting his targets was sacked, OUR OWN was brought in, and the “table soccer maestro” brought our football to a complete standstill in the space of 3 months. We are just gradually coming our of that monumental mess, and history is about to repeat itself!
    Nigeria we hail thee! Are we about to shoot ourselves spectacularly in the foot yet again?

    • We have capable coaches in Nigeria. Kennedy Boboye is there. If not, then we can hire Fidelis Ilechukwu or the former Sunshine Stars coach Samson Unuanel to coach the Super Eagles.

      Christopher Danjuma or Ibom Angels FC Head Coach Usen Ebuk can take over from Randy Waldrum.

      Chickena!

    • Godwin 10 months ago

      Nigeria is a truly confused country in Almost every sphere of life! See, bcos of SF , FIFA decided to credit players directly bcos of our fraudulent management of funds realized on such activities. A shame indeed!! We exhibit our inability to do anything straight no matter how small the matter. Shame!!

  • Adekunle Adebena 10 months ago

    Is there any policy in NFF chater whereby NFF can be charged to FIFA court? Especially the chairman and his General Secretary? NFF is the most corrupt agency in Nigeria and they need to explain how they spend all the money allocated to them.

  • pompei 10 months ago

    Hahaha Deo, this your comment ehn! I know say na joke. Because you have recently adopted this deadpan way of joking, like Igbekun Abo.
    I read with much enjoyment your post about the brain match between Wiegman and Waldrum. A man some dismissed as a “college coach” was just edged by Weigman in an enthralling tactical battle. A battle you so admirably narrated.
    The kweshon now to be considered is – CAN YOU IMAGINE ANY OF THESE LOCAL COACHES YOU MENTIONED PITTED AGAINST WIEGMAN?
    Hehehehe, my brother! I NO FIT SHOUT OOO!
    With all due respect to these local coaches, khaki no be leather. They will eventually get to that level with hard work. But they are not there yet.
    I rest my case!

  • Omo9ja 10 months ago

    I’m not among those FIFA can brainwashed like this. Mba.

    If I may ask FIFA, how many times Nigeria has made it to the women world cup?
    So, this is what Africans can be proud of, right?

    What is happening to we black people?

    FIFA and VAR could not see the foul on Alozie, which could result in a penalty against England right but they are now celebrating with them for reaching the second round of the women world cup, abi This is quite embarrassing kę.

    I appreciate coach Waldrum for what he was able to achieve, but unfortunately, he got his selections and tactics wrong against England.

    He made a huge mistake by playing Onumonu in the first half of the match against England because Onumonu lacks bite upfront while unfit Oparanozie is better than half fit Oshoala and fully fit Onumonu

    Gift Monday would have rescue coach Waldrum against England, but the gaffer did not give her a chance while Ordega had no room in that squad anymore. I will pick Ariyo over Onumonu, but the gaffer preferred Onumonu, and we all saw the result.

    This should be a huge shame to African image if we know.

    None of the African representatives have reached the final of the World Cup final, but FIFA is here celebrating the round of 16 with us Nigerians. Kai, are people kidding?

    They way some people celebrating Oga Rohr, who failed to win something meaningful for us, is the way some of us here are celebrating coach Waldrum.

    Who loves coach Waldrum more than I do on this forum? Why am I critizise him?

    Because he is responsible for that defeat against England and whether we like it or not, our Super Falcons and the coach himself will regret why he failed to win that match against England in the future.

    Many of them including the coach may not have the opportunity to go to another world cup while is not guaranteed that coach Waldrum will be in charge of the Super Falcons agin because NFF will surely deal with him for his action.

    NFF should be counted out of the England match. We had every opportunity to beat the English team, but the coach did not trust some of his players in the team, but why did he take them such a tournament then?

    I appreciate what they were able to achieve in this year women world cup but that Super Falcons did not reached its potentials and just like 1994 Super Eagles squad, players are still regretting they why Italy knocked them out. It’s very painful to swallow.

    This is why I am laughing so hard whenever I see people praising coach Waldrum against England. Really? Haiti, the new commer, showed class against England, but we that has been going to the world every 4 years are here celebrating the round of 16 with FIFA? Come on, Nigerians. We have to wake up and face the reality of life.

    If Siasia could win us Olympic silver and bronze medals, I think we should not rely too much on foreign coach. Instead, we should invest in our own.

    I am number one fan of coach Waldrum but I have to say the truth. He he tried to be honest but that match against England showed his capacity. I will still rate him over Oga Rohr though. Oga Rohr did not make it out of the group stage at the world cup but he, coach Waldrum did.

    So, coach Waldrum should stay on one condition. He should stay with the Super Falcons only if he can call the best of the best to join his team and should not rely on any player.

    We have the strikers both home and abroad, so that is not an excuse. Coach Waldrum tactics nocked Nigeria out of the World Cup period.

    Thank you, FIFA, for celebrating a round of 16 with us, but we are better than this because we were not at the world cup to make the numbers. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Why is it that we always do things wrongly and blame Satan? Why is that, NFF will always stress themselves and football loving Nigerians at the 9th hour? When Waldrum told NFF and Ibrahim Gussau to pay the super Falcon’s World cup money, while will he take it individually? Nigerian football federation belongs to plus 200million Nigerians and not to Ibrahim Gussau. Ibrahim Gussau and NFF are subject to public binoculars to correct anomalies that bedevil their performances. I read on social media Mr Gussau castigating Oseihmen of all people being among those correcting NFF in the public. This is very unfortunate because it kills football in Nigeria. Mr Gussau shouldn’t arrogate mini-god status to himself. He is subject to public glare and correction. He shouldn’t live in a glass house and throw stones, sooner he will be out of the NFF and be replaced by another NFF president. Corrections is to be looked upon and be accepted in good faith. Period.

  • Why is it that we always do things wrongly and blame Satan? Why is that, NFF will always stress themselves and football loving Nigerians at the 9th hour? When Waldrum told NFF and Ibrahim Gussau to pay the super Falcon’s World cup money, while will he take it individually? Nigerian football federation belongs to plus 200million Nigerians and not to Ibrahim Gussau. Ibrahim Gussau and NFF are subject to public binoculars to correct anomalies that bedevil their performances. I read on social media Mr Gussau castigating Oseihmen of all people being among those correcting NFF in the public. This is very unfortunate because it kills football in Nigeria. Mr Gussau shouldn’t arrogate mini-god status to himself. He is subject to public glare and correction. He shouldn’t live in a glass house and throw stones, sooner he will be out of the NFF and be replaced by another NFF president. Corrections are to be looked upon and be accepted in good faith. Period.

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