Missing several key players who were held back by either delayed issuance of entry visa or injuries, the Super Falcons lost 0-1 to the Jamaicans on Thursday at the BBVA Stadium in Houston – the same venue where they confront the Portuguese on Sunday evening.
Browsing: Super Falcons
A contingent of Nigeria –based technical crew and nine home –based professionals flew aboard a Delta Airlines’ flight on the long haul from Lagos to Atlanta and arrived in the capital of the State of Georgia on Tuesday morning. They were aboard another flight from Atlanta to Houston, in the State of Texas, hours after.
Waldrum has made it known that 23 players will make the trip to the US, meaning two players will be dropped from the provisional squad.
The Spanish title-holders defeated their Chelsea counterparts 4-0 in the final of the tournament in Gothernburg, Sweden to lift their first European trophy.
The tournament is presented by AT&T 5G.
The Super Falcon, formerly with Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua, is the second Nigerian at Levante after Andrea Okene and the ninth in the Iberrdola.
Captain Asisat Oshoala bagged four of the total with goals in the 11th, 13th (penalties), 26th and 85th minute, while defender Gloria Ogbonna (8th minute), Uchenna Kanu (36th), Charity Adule (38th), new-girl Toni Oyedupe Payne (43rd) and Gift Monday (69th) also weighed in to condemn the two-time African champions to a humiliating defeat.
The result was same outcome for the nine-time African champions when they faced CSKA Moscow on Thursday.
The 18th minute goal by Chiwendu Ihezuo was enough to see the nine-time African champions claim victory over their opponent at the Emir Sports Complex.
The Nigeria Football Federation signed a contract with the coach at the venue on Wednesday.
The simple ceremony took place at the Super Falcons’ Emir Hotels abode in Antalya, Turkey.
“The Nigerian contingent of the Super Falcons have arrived Antalya. The team has settled down at the Emir hotels with team Captain Asisat Oshoala leading the pack.”
Even though they didn’t play any game in 2020, after being eliminated from Tokyo 2020 Olympics by Ivory Coast in 2019, Super Falcons moved one spot from 38th to 37th position.
Waldrum, an American, who played as a midfielder, has worked largely within the American women football circle and was head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national team between 2014 and 2016.
The Barcelona FC striker via Facebook account posted pictures of her visit to the King’s Palace.
The information was contained in a condolence message by Osun United, signed by its Media Officer, Tajudeen Amodu, on Sunday
A communique signed and made available by the Executive committee of the NFF approved that a reputable consulting firm contracted by federation should, as soon as possible, submit a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coach of the Super Falcons, NFF Head of Women Football, Head of Compliance Unit and Chief Commercial Officer.
The Nigeria international parted ways with Spanish side CD Tacon, now renamed Real Madrid, last month after the expiration of her contract with the Primera Iberdrola outfit.
Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, disclosed this on Thursday.
The goal poacher revealed this via her Twitter handle: @oparanozie9.