‘Keep Africa’s Hope Alive’, NFF President Tasks Super Falcons

By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.

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The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Musa Gusau, has charged the Super Falcons to “keep Africa’s hope alive” when they take on co-hosts Australia in its second match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals on Thursday.

With the first round of matches over on Tuesday, Nigeria is the only African flag-bearer yet to taste defeat.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Musa Gusau.

“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,” Gusau said.

“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.”

“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 said.

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

“I am charging the girls to go all out. This is a match in which we need to score goals,” the NFF President added.

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum and forward Rasheedat Ajibade, who looks to return to the starting line up, shared a few words during the pre-match conference ahead of Thursday’s clash against Australia in Brisbane.

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