Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum admitted his team is faced with a tough challenge in the group B pairings of the FIFA Women World Cup.
On papar the Super Falcons are the least rated team in the group B featuring host Australia, Olympic Champions Canada and Republic of Ireland. But Waldrum said the Super Falcons need to prepare hard to avoid exiting the tournament early.
“I have mixed feelings because it is a difficult group. Host nations are almost always difficult to play, and more than that, Australia is a fantastic team. Also, we have the Olympic champions, Canada, in our group. We played the Canadians recently in two friendly matches and I know they are highly motivated for the World Cup.
“I know some of Canada’s players very well. Then, we have the Republic of Ireland. It is a tough group but I think it is the same with most of the groups. It is the FIFA World Cup so you are bound to play the strongest teams. All the groups are difficult and you know, there are so many good teams these days: that is where we are and it is a great thing for the women’s game.”
“We have, no doubt, the talent to survive in this group. We just need adequate preparations such as the regular friendly matches during international breaks, and then the training camps. The girls are ambitious; they want to give their best at the World Cup. I trust that they will make Nigeria proud.”

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