Should the Super Falcons reach the last four in Australia and Newzealand, they will become the first African team to achieve that feat in Women’s World Cup history.
Nigeria’s delegation to the upcoming Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the Super Falcons, have departed the country to Australia, Soccernet.ng reports
The entire team comprising players and the coaching staff departed the country for a two-week camp in Australia before the start of the tournament.
The 2023 Women’s World Cup will begin on the 20th of this month, with the Super Falcons of Nigeria alongside South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, Morocco’s Lionesses of Atlas, and Zambia’s Copper Queens the four African-representing teams for the tournament.
The Nigerian team will be led by an American coach Randy Waldrum to Australia and New Zealand where they would be aiming to surpass the nation’s best achievement in the competition when the 1999 Super Falcons reached the last eight.
They have been engaging in international-friendly games in preparation for the event, with their last being a 3-0 victory over Newzealand and they have now departed the country to hold a two-week camp in Australia, for them to be familiarized with the host country’s environment.
Ahead of their final departure from the country before the start of the World Cup, NFF hosted the players and the coaching staff at a dinner party in Abuja a day earlier.
In the video shared on the Super Falcons Twitter account, the players led by captain Onome Ebi, were seen carrying and arranging their luggage in a joyous mood, demonstrating signs of their readiness to make Nigeria proud at the tournament.
Watch the video here:
We are off 🛫 to 🇦🇺🇳🇿 for the @FIFAWWC
— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) July 2, 2023
The Super Falcons will play their first game against Canada on the 21st of July. And they will face Australia six days later, before their final group game against the Republic of Ireland on the 31st of July.