The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday disclosed its plans to equip the Super Falcons with the best preparatory approach ahead of the FIFA women’s World cup which is hosted by France later in the year.
According to thenff.com, The Super Falcons will participate in a four-nation tournament in China beginning from the January 17-20, which will be followed up by participation in the Cyprus Women’s cup which holds from the February 25 to March 7. The NFF further disclosed that the Nigerian female football side will play a friendly game with either Spain or Canada before the final training camp in Austria that is expected to take atleast two games.
Last Tuesday, the Nigerian players and official were spotted at the Chinese embassy in Abuja processing their visa, and reports have it that the Nigerian team could depart for China on Monday.
Overwhelmingly voted as the Women National Team of Year 2018 in Africa at the AITEO-CAF African Football Awards in Senegal on Tuesday, the Super Falcons are determined to adequately prepare and be competitive at this year’s global tournament – a championship in which they have not gone passed the quarter-finals in their 20 years ago.
The Super Falcons are expected to begin processing their visas for Cyprus when the return from China.
Nigeria remains the only African side to have 100 percent appearance in the FIFA world cup dating back to the first edition in 1991 China.
The Super Falcons will open their account in France against Norway, at the 21,000 –capacity Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims on June 8, before matches against Korea Republic in Grenoble on June 12 and against hosts France in Rennes on June 17.