The Super Falcons of Nigeria are prepared for WAFCON – Coach Waldrum says
Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum, has assured that the Super Falcons of Nigeria will be a dangerous team at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations billed for Morocco from July 2 to 23.
The squad played a 2-2 draw against Olympic champions Canada on Tuesday April 12 after losing 2-0 in the first leg of their friendly on Sunday in Vancouver.
Speaking after the clash, Waldrum said the result was good for his team’s confidence.
“I think the result is a sign of what we’ll see at the WAFCON. I think you’ll see some different players, they’re a few that come to mind – players like Asisat Oshoala, the leading scorer in Europe right now, Desire Oparanozie, Osinachi Ohale, and others,” Waldrum said at the post-match conference.
“Individually we have some creative and athletic players that can cause problems for teams, so what I think we can improve on is our overall game model and that takes time but it’s gotten better from a year ago when we took over.
“Getting such a result is huge for our team and obviously for our country. We all understand how the game went, they had a lot of opportunities and we worked really hard and stayed better defensively than the first game we played.
“I thought we did better offensively and created more chances in this game so I’m really proud of the result and I also want to thank Canada, they have been a gracious host.”