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Falcons Defender Glory Ogbonna Joins Turkish Champions
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Falcons Defender Glory Ogbonna Joins Turkish Champions

Super Falcons defender, Glory Ogbonna, reveals she has signed a one-year contract with Turkish club, ALG spor Kulűbű after refusing to renew her contract with her previous club, Santa Teresa. Speaking in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) In Calabar on Thursday, she revealed her decision to join the Turkish women league champions was to fulfill her desire to play in the women’s Champions League. See Also: Super Falcons Fail to Qualify for 2022 WAFCON Final The Falcons defender signed the contract on Wednesday after turning down numerous offers from different clubs across Europe, stating that her desire to play in the Champions League is what motivated her to join the Turkish club. “I have always been desirous to play in the Champions League as such...
Super Falcons Lament Over Unpaid WAFCON Bonuses
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Super Falcons Lament Over Unpaid WAFCON Bonuses

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is still yet to pay the Women’s National Team their allowances and bonuses from last month’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON. The Super Falcons deliberately missed training before their third-place play-off against Zambia over their unpaid bonuses and allowances. According to The Nations, each player is owed over $10,000 including the bonuses for their three wins which enabled the team to qualify for the WAFCON semi-finals in Morocco. A member of the team disclosed to BBC Sport Africa that they have been told different lies regarding their payments. See Also: NFF to face Potential Sanction by FIFA Over Contract Breach “They said the money had been approved and will get to us in a few days’ time – that was before the game again...
WAFCON 2022: Super Falcons Lose Third Place Match To Zambia
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WAFCON 2022: Super Falcons Lose Third Place Match To Zambia

The Super Falcons of Nigeria lost 0-1 to the Copper Queens of Zambia in the third-place match of the WAFCON 2022 on Friday in Morocco. The Zambian side claimed the Bronze medal courtesy of an own goal by Chiamaka Nnadozie in the first half of the encounter. The medal marked Zambia’s first ever medal. The Falcons had only finished fourth at the WAFCON in the 2012 edition. Zambia got their goal in the 29 minutes when Evarine Katongo’s long range shot came off Nnadozie after it initially hit the post and deflected into the net. The Falcons suffered more injury woe when Ucheibe was substituted through injury in the 34th minute. She was replaced by Chikwelu. Although there were chances to equalize, the Nigerian side never really got it across the line. Falcons came to the...
WAFCON 2022: Waldrum Assures of Victory Against Zambia Despite Depleted Squad
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WAFCON 2022: Waldrum Assures of Victory Against Zambia Despite Depleted Squad

Coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Randy Waldrum, has assured that his team will be equal to the task in their third-place match against Zambia in the ongoing WAFCON 2022 on Friday. The Falcons who missed out on their quest to win a tenth African Women’s Cup of Nations after losing narrowly to hosts, Morocco will take on Zambia at the Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca aiming to secure a third-place finish. The Nigerian side will be without the trio of Onome Ebi, Halimat Ayinde and Rasheedat Ajibade for the game. Recall that Ebi picked up a hamstring injury in the semi-final defeat to Morocco and is expected to be out for about six weeks. On the other hand, Halimat Ayinde and Rasheedat Ajibade are set to miss the match through suspension. Waldrum during a press conference ...
WAFCON 2022: Super Falcons Shun Training Over Unpaid Bonuses
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WAFCON 2022: Super Falcons Shun Training Over Unpaid Bonuses

The Super Falcons of Nigeria refused to train on Wednesday in protest of their unpaid bonuses and allowances for the ongoing WAFCON 2022. According to reports, their decision was informed by unpaid bonuses and allowances that have pilled up for years. The Nigerian female national team are reportedly yet to receive bonuses accruable to them at the ongoing 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco. According to CompleteSports, the players met with Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, officials on Wednesday morning over the issue. See Also: Super Falcons Fail to Qualify for 2022 WAFCON Final The latest would not be the first team the Falcons have embarked on protest as there have been other protests owing to nonpayment in the past. Recall that the players after their e...
WAFCON 2022: ‘You Held Your Own’ –Sports Minister Lauds Super Falcons
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WAFCON 2022: ‘You Held Your Own’ –Sports Minister Lauds Super Falcons

Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has lauded the resilience and strength of character shown by the Super Falcons of Nigeria as they bowed out in the semi-finals of the WAFCON 2022 against Morocco. The Falcons took the game to penalties despite having two players sent off, losing 5-4 on penalties to the hosts. The result earned them applause from Nigerians.  Midfielder Halimatu Ayinde and striker Rasheedat Ajibade were given the marching order for dangerous play. See Also: Super Falcons Fail to Qualify for 2022 WAFCON Final Dare in his reaction said, “your resilience, character, and management of the game must be commended. I salute your doggedness, commitment and fighting spirit. For holding the Moroccans in front of over 45,000 capacity crowd you hav...
Super Falcons Fail to Qualify for 2022 WAFCON Final
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Super Falcons Fail to Qualify for 2022 WAFCON Final

The Super Falcons have been eliminated from the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) by the competition’s host, Morocco. Morocco eliminated the Nigeria women’s team in the semifinals at the ongoing WAFCON competition on penalty shootouts as the game ended in a draw at full time and extra time. The first goal came in the second half, which was an own goal by falcon player Yasmin Mrabet to the advantage of the Moroccans. Four minutes later, the falcons equalized thanks to a goal scored by Sanaa Mssoudy. See Also: WAFCON: Super Falcons Qualifies for World Cup Two red cards were issued to falcon players, Ayinde in the 48 minute and Rasheedat Ajibade in the 71 minute, reducing the team to nine ladies with the match ending 1-1 at full time. Thirty minutes of extra time was ...
WAFCON 2023: President Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons On World Cup Qualification
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WAFCON 2023: President Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons On World Cup Qualification

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Nigeria women's football team for qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The Super Falcons qualified for the World Cup for the ninth consecutive time after Thursday's quarter-final win over the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the Women s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON 2023, holding in Morocco. The president issued a statement through his special adviser on media, Femi Adesina, praising the team for their outstanding performance in the tournament and for winning the title a record of nine times. See Also: FIFA Congratulates Super Falcons On World Cup Qualification He also commends the team for becoming the most prominent African women’s football team on the continent. The presid...
FIFA Congratulates Super Falcons On World Cup Qualification
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FIFA Congratulates Super Falcons On World Cup Qualification

World football governing body, FIFA, has congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria for securing a place in next year’s women’s World Cup. World football governing body, FIFA, has congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria for securing a place in next year’s women’s World Cup. The feat meant the Falcons will be making a ninth consecutive appearance at the global showpiece. Nigeria knocked out the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the quarter-final of the WAFCON on Thursday to book a place at the World Cup. See Also: WAFCON: Super Falcons Qualifies for World Cup Forward, Rasheedat Ajibe, who plays for Atletico Madrid of Spain scored the solitary goal of the match when he headed home a cross from Ifeoma Onumonu to secure the win. The Falcons are set to play hosts Morocc...
2022 WAFCON: Super Falcons Set To Meet Burundi In A Must Win Match
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2022 WAFCON: Super Falcons Set To Meet Burundi In A Must Win Match

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will face Burundi in a must-win match today at the 2022 WAFCON in Morroco to secure a quarter-finals place against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. The Super Falcons of Nigeria will face Burundi in a must win match today in Morroco to secure a quarter finals place against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. Cameroon booked their place in the quarter-finals courtesy of a 2-0 win over Tunisia in their last group game on Saturday. The win followed two previous draws against Togo and Zambia. The Falcons who lost their first match 2-1 against South Africa bounced back to win Botswana 2-0 in their second game. The result left them needing a win in their last group game to be guaranteed a second place on the table and qualification for the next ...