Super Falcons earn first victory under new coach

Super Falcons seek victories over Uzbekistan, Equatorial Guinea

Super Falcons are seeking to secure victories over Uzbekistan and Equatorial Guinea following a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow Ladies yesterday in their opener in the ongoing Turkish Women’s Tournament in the city of Antalya.

The lone goal scored by Chinwendu Ihezuo at the Emir Sports Complex earned the nine-time African champions their first win since October 2019 where they lost the Olympics ticket to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

It was a first call for new Head Coach, Randy Waldrum who signed his working agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation 24 hours before the encounter.

Nigeria capped Germany –based midfielder Patricia George and Spain-based Antoniette Payne, also a midfielder, in a match that Waldrum expressed his pleasure with the overall performance of his charges.

“I am pleased with the performance considering that the team has not been together for over a year. We did quite well in the first half and for me, it was great getting a result in this first camp and outing with the team. We somewhat lost our way a few times in the second half, but on the balance, we did well and can only get better.”

The Super Falcons will now face Uzbekistan and Equatorial Guinea, with the Uzbeks in line for Saturday morning while the Nzalang National (two-time African champions) lie in wait on Tuesday morning as they will aim to become the first African side to win the tournament.

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