Nigeria’s senior national female football team, the Super Falcons, will for the seventh time attempt to extend their dominance of the African game to the world stage at the World Cup in Canada this year.
Having been to every World Cup since 1991, the Super Falcons has won only 3, drew 2, and lost 14 of the 19 matches it has played before Canada 2015, scoring a paltry 15 goals in comparison to the 50 it has conceded, and has only once made it past the group stages.
The group stage of this year’s competition pitches the African Champions against the United States, Sweden and Australia, with the pedigree of these opponents induces doubts as to the chances of the Nigerians surpassing previous performances.
However, with Precious Dede, Perpetua Nkwocha, Evelyn Nwabuoku and Onome Ebi providing experience to support the blossoming Ini-abasi Umotong, Asisat Oshoala and Courtney Dike, and given the spirited performance in the team’s opening draw against Sweden, could this just be the year?
|The Super Falcons celebrating their opening 3 - 3 draw against Sweden|