• Tue. May 28th, 2024

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2023: Gusau Charges Super Falcons To Soar High Over Australia

By Alibor Andrew

Speaking ahead of the crucial clash, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau has charged the Super Falcons to victory and make Africa proud in their encounter with Australia.

The nine-time Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Champions will face 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts Australia in their second group B match by 11:00 WAT on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the 52,500 multi-purpose Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland.

Gusau, however, hailed the team’s performance in the 0-0 draw against Canada which leaves them as the only undefeated African flagbearer at the ongoing Mundial tournament, after their other three counterparts suffered bitter losses in their respective opening group games.

“As nine-time champions of Africa, and one of only seven countries to have played in every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Nigeria is the real giant and hope of the African continent in Australia.

“We had an impressive game against Canada, but I want the girls to put that feat out of their minds and focus on the three points against Australia. It can be done,” the Nigeria Football Federation President said.

The Super Falcons had pulled up a strong statement to hold Tokyo 2022 Olympic gold medalist Canada to a stalemate in an opening round of matches which saw the other African representatives suffering defeats.

A win versus Australia will boost Nigeria’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage ahead of their final group game when they face debutants Republic of Ireland who lost 2-1 to Canada in matchday two.

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