Nigeria’s Super Falcons are on their way to Melbourne, Australia, for a training tour ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.
The players and coaching staff left the country on Sunday night.
The Super Falcons will spend 15 days in Melbourne, where they will play friendly games before the competition.
Randy Waldrum’s team will compete in Group B against Canada, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland.
On July 21, the nine-time African champions will face Olympic champions Canada in their first game in Melbourne.
The West Africans will face co-host Australia and the Republic of Ireland at Lang Park in Brisbane on Thursday, July 27 and Monday, July 31.
Since 1991, the Super Falcons have competed in every FIFA Women’s World Cup.
In 1999, they reached the quarter-finals in the United States of America.
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The wife of President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic, Distinguished Senator (Mrs) Oluremi Tinubu CON has charged the Senior Women National Team of Nigeria to pull efforts, talents and skills together and dominate at the 9th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals starting in Australia and New Zealand in 18 days’ time.
Distinguished Senator Tinubu threw this challenge to the nine-time African champions at a Send-Forth dinner held for them at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Saturday, less than 24 hours before the team was due to depart Nigeria’s shores for a 15-day training camp in Down Under before the global spectacle.
“You are the shining star and pride of Africa. I charge you to go all out and do your very best to dominate other teams, and become the pride of the entire world,” she said in a speech read on her behalf by Dr. Betta Edu, APC National Women Leader.
“I am proud to note that our Super Falcons have remained in that mix of the very best globally in the world of football. They have featured in every single edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals since the competition started in 1991, and our country is also one of only seven countries worldwide to have done so.
About yesterday, the 🇳🇬 Nigeria Football Federation treated us to a fun filled and exciting send-off dinner ahead of our 🛫 journey to 🇦🇺🇳🇿 for the @FIFAWWC.— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) July 2, 2023
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