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Super Falcons To Face Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica In Four-Nation Tournament

Super Falcons To Face Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica In Four-Nation Tournament

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will take part in a four-nation tournament tagged Revelations Cup Mexico, Completesports.com reports.

This was revealed in a press conference held in Mexico today (Wednesday) and published on the Mexico national team’s Twitter handle.

According to organisers of the tournament, it will hold from February 15th to 22nd, 2023.

The tournament will be in a round robin format and the team with the most points will emerge winner.

The Falcons will compete against hosts Mexico Costa Rica and Colombia in the tournament.

Present at the press conference were Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum and also coaches of Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico women’s national teams.

Falcons coach Waldrum expressed his delight that the Falcons will come up against top opposition as they prepare for this year’s women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

“We are very excited for the invitation to the @RevCupMexico. As an American, I know Mexico and Costa Rica very well, and Colombia is also a big rival. It is an honor to play these matches.

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“The way football is played around the world gives our players the opportunity to meet another style of football.

“Women’s football must continue to grow; we need to have more of these tournaments.

“The Revelations Cup Mexico is an opportunity to watch other team’s style. We can learn from Concacaf and South American teams.

“The fans will have the chance to watch national teams they are not used to, and that helps women’s football growth too.”

Waldrum’s Falcons are in Group B with World Cup hosts Australia, Olympic champions Canada and debutant Republic of Ireland.

Costa Rica and Colombia will also feature at this year’s women’s World Cup which is scheduled to take place from 20 July to 20 August 2023.

It will be the first FIFA Women’s World Cup to have more than one host nation and will be the first to feature the expanded format of 32 teams, from the previous 24.

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  • Eureka!

    Finally, tube up matches for the Super Falcons.

  • Steve O 1 year ago

    Waldrum is a poor Coach, I don’t see him achieving anything at the world cup except he hires a more technical coach to assist him !!..he has a poor outing at WAFCON and have never won any friendlies so far , therefore NFF should not leave him to chance , they should use the opportunity of the tournament to iron out the best style of play of falcon technically and otherwise!!.. Currently falcon have the best players ever , both local and foreign, therefore the minimum acceptable limit to reach at the world cup is Semi Final !

    • benakay 1 year ago

      Its really sad that Nigerians continue to live on past glory and refuse to acknowledge that fact that the world is changing around them.
      How is Randy a poor coach? Is he responsible for your corrupt and incompetent govt. not investing in football, like how Morocco, South Africa and Zambia have? Is he responsible for the very poor travel arrangements by the NFF that makes our players arrive for friendlies within hours of the match? Was he responsible for losing to a Moroccan team on penalties, even after having to play with 2 players down for over 90 minutes after being red carded? You want a Semi final spot based on what? Has your NFF and Govt provided the resources to ensure that? Morocco did, thats why their men and women’s teams have had successful outcomes recently.
      Let’s think through things before we post, please.

      • Chimex N. 1 year ago

        @benakay, may GOD bless you abundantly!! Finally, someone who understands the REAL REASON why the Falcons have been performing poorly of late.

    • Chimex N. 1 year ago

      Steve O, I’m so disappointed in your comment! You really think the Falcons have the best players in the world, right? OK, even if that were true, have you forgotten so quickly the saying that when you fail to plan, you plan to fail? Was it Waldrum who told the NFF to keep the Falcons completely inactive in 2017, while the rest of the world were playing friendlies and invitational tournaments? That year, Banyana Banyana played 8 matches, the USWNT (the current world champions) played 14 matches, while Morocco were playing in tournaments in France, but the Super Falcons were NOWHERE to be found! The result was that the rest of Africa caught up with us and the rest of the world moved ahead of us. Was that Waldrum’s fault? Stop this entitlement mentality you Nigerian fans have, because it blinds you to reality and to look for a scapegoat for your failure instead of looking at the bigger picture on why we failed. And regarding the best players in the world right now, perhaps you’ve never heard of Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, and Jessica Fishlock (all Australia); Alex Morgan, Rosemary Lavelle, and Sophia Smith (USWNT); Beth Meade, Georgia Stanway, and Ella Toone (England); to mention but a few? That’s another problem with the entitlement mentality of Nigerian fans: you expect too much from our team, but refuse to do your homework on our opponents. You better face the reality that the Falcons may not get out of their World Cup group. And trust me, it won’t be Waldrum’s fault if that happens (though I pray it doesn’t happen).

  • Chimex N. 1 year ago

    I’m glad the NFF has been able to secure this tournament for the Super Falcons, but they should start NOW to make travel arrangements for the the team and invited players. They MUST arrive Mexico at least 3 days to their first match, so that they can have enough time to train and be prepared. Arriving hours to the tournament is a NO-NO, unless the NFF wants the team to be thrashed again.

    Also, after this tournament, the NFF MUST secure top European teams for friendlies with the Falcons. Those are the type of opposition the team will encounter at the World Cup proper and the sooner they play the European teams, the better. Remember, when we fail to plan, we plan to fail! A word is enough for the wise, and a stitch in time saves nine. I’ve said my own.

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