The Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Austine Eguavoen has praised the Super Falcons’ showing in their two-legged international friendly match against the USA women despite ending in defeats, Completesports.com reports.
The Stars and Stripes of the United States defeated the Super Falcons of Nigeria 2-1 in the second of their two back-to-back friendlies at the Audi Field, USA on Tuesday, September 6.
Blessing Demehin’s own goal gave the USWNT (United States Women’s National Team) the lead after 24 minutes. Uchenna Kanu equalised for Nigeria in the 50th minute. However, Rose Lavelle scored the winner for the home team 16 minutes later.
The USWNT had earlier defeated the Super Falcons 4-0 on Saturday, September 3 at the Children’s Mercy Park, USA in the first friendly encounter.
A brace from Sophia Smith and goals from Lindsey Horan and Alex Morgan completed the rout.
Eguavoen took to his Twitter handle to commend Randy Waldrum’s team for the improvement displayed in that second friendly.
“Solid game. Kudos to Waldrum’s girls for how compact they were today. What a well-taken curler from Uchenna Kanu as well. All these against the might of the USWNT. Signs of growth are there,” the former Super Eagles coach tweeted.
The Super Falcons will participate in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, scheduled to hold from July 20 to August 20, 2023.
The Super Falcons have qualified for all editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
By Toju Sote
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