The Head coach of the Nigerian Super Falcons, Randy Waldrum has admitted that there is always pressure on the team to achieve success ahead of their FIFA Womens World Cup Fixture against Canada.
He noted this in an interview with the Nigerian Football Federation Television after the team’s training session on
Randy noted that “As the manager of the team, pressure is always there. There is pressure from the players as they also feel the pressure and we have to learn to cope and manage with that so that we can go into the match with a clear head and not have things weighing us down so that we can play freely and the way we want our team to play.”
While speaking on the session done with the Falcons, he admired the zeal of the team and noted that with the time they have had, they are well prepared for the competition.
When asked about the team’s first game, He said “The weather is going to be a factor as it will be much colder than it is here. We’ll just have to adapt to the changes.
“Canada are Olympic gold medalists, we know they are going to be very good. We have played them twice in the last year and they are a very good side but I think we will have the ability to be successful if we perform and stick to our game plan.
“We are at the world cup, our players would have to be mentally ready for the game. I think the players are prepared and understand the game plan and we just have to make sure we execute it.”
The Super Falcons currently hold the 40th position in the world rankings. The mundial, hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will feature 32 nations vying for the title, marking a historic moment for women’s football.
The Super Falcons will kick off their campaign as they face Canada on the 21 July at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium followed by clashes with Australia six days later and the Republic of Ireland on July 31.