Thomas Dennerby doubtful over Super Falcons Performance

Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby has remained optimistic of the Super Falcons team, following a 3-0 defeat in the ongoing Women 4 nation tournament in China. the competition is said to prepare the Nigerian team ahead of the coming Women World Cup in France.

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China’s Steel Roses were in front after only 10 minutes through Zhang Rui before Li Ying got a brace in the 65th and 92nd minutes to give the 13, 618 spectators joy and condemn the nine-time African champions to defeat at the Huitang Stadium. Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, carrying on from where she left off at the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, made a number of impressive saves, but the onslaughts were relentless from a Chinese squad that played about 10 friendly games in Australia last month.

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Nigeria clearly missed immediate past African Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, as well as left back Ngozi Ebere and forward Desire Oparanozie, who could not make it to the Far East. due to injury problem sustained in the Semifinals of the AWCON tournament in December 2018. Nigeria will now take on Romania, who lost by the same margin to the Korea Republic earlier on Thursday, in Sunday’s third-place match at the Huitang Stadium. The match will begin at 3 pm China time (8 am Nigeria time).

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Coach Thomas Dennerby said, “We are here to prepare for the World Cup and we are learning a lot. I have always said that we need to play as many friendly matches as possible. I believe we need to work extremely hard in the next five months before the World Cup.

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the Swedish gaffer is also set to invite more players to the squad to correct the recent lapses the female National team would be having. knowing fully well that the global tournament will be starting in less than six months from now.

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