Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    China thrash Super Falcons in opener of four-nation tourney

China thrash Super Falcons in opener of four-nation tourney

China thrashed African champions, Super Falcons, 3-0 in the opening game of the ongoing four-nation invitational tournament. Zhang Rui opened scoring for the home side as early as the ninth minute on Thursday.Despite the Nigerian side stepping up their game, the first half end 1-0 in favour of China.The Chinese side dominated play in the second half as Li Ying doubled [...]

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    Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

Oshoala, Oparanozie missing from Falcons’ squad for four-nation tourney

The Super Falcons left for China without two key players, Oshoala Asisat and Desire Oparanozie, as they kick-start their preparations for the Women’s World Cup.A delegation comprising of 16 players and nine officials departed Nigeria on Monday for the four-nation tournament.Four other players; defender Faith Michael, midfielder Rita Chikwelu and forwards Ini-Abasi Umotong and Chinaza Uchendu will fly to China [...]

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    Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Falcons' warm-up schedule in preparation for the Women’s World Cup.According to a statement released by the NFF on Thursday, the team will participate in a four-nation invitational tournament in China from January 17 to 20 and will also compete in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 25 to March 7.The team [...]

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    CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

Egypt's Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year.He beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to the gong.The winners were unveiled at the awards gala on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.Banyana Banyana's Christina Thembi Kgatlana won women's player of the year ahead of Super Falcons duo of Asisat [...]

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    CAF awards: Salah, Mane among top three as Oshoala, Ordega put Nigeria in the mix

CAF awards: Salah, Mane among top three as Oshoala, Ordega put Nigeria in the mix

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have made the top three of the most prestigious individual prize in African football.A repeat of last year, the trio will be hoping to win the CAF player of the year crown for their exploits in 2018.The winner will be unveiled at the awards gala on January 8 in Dakar, Senegal.Gabonese icon Aubameyang [...]

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    Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Amaju Pinnick, president, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the Super Falcons are the best women's national team in the world.Although the Falcons retained their top position in Africa, they dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA world ranking.But Pinnick says they are "number one" after surpassing the US and Germany's continental records by winning a ninth Africa [...]

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    Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, made the top 10 of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.Another Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, will contend with Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Franck Kessie of Cote D'Ivoire for the youth player of the year award.Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala, who is the current African football queen, will slug it [...]

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    Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against host nation, France, as well as Korea Republic and Norway in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.The draw ceremony was held in Paris on Saturday.World Cup debutant, South Africa, are in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain.Africa's third representative at the mundial, Cameroon, are in Group E against [...]

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    Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

The Super Falcons dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA ranking.The nine-time African champions, in spite of their performance at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) championship in Ghana, dropped 21 points from 1601 to 1586.According to the FIFA ranking released on Friday, the Falcons retained their number one position in Africa.The Banyana Banyana of South Africa, [...]

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    Super Falcons set new record, win 9th AWCON title

Super Falcons set new record, win 9th AWCON title

Nigeria won the ninth Africa Women Cup of Nations after a 4-3 penalty shoot–out defeat of South Africa following a goalless 120–minute attrition in Accra on Saturday night.The Super Falcons played a clever, controlled game at the Accra Sports Stadium and certainly looked quite impressive.Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine as she saved one kick in the shootouts.Heading to the [...]

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    Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, says the federation will double the winning bonus of the Super Falcons as a big incentive ahead Saturday’s 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations final against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Accra.Pinnick made the pledge when he met with the players and officials at the AH Hotel, Accra on Thursday, as he [...]

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    Oluehi the heroine as Ngozi fly Falcons to AWCON final

Oluehi the heroine as Ngozi fly Falcons to AWCON final

Rivers Angels shot stopper Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine for the night as the Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated Cameroon in Accra, Ghana.The Falcons won 4-2 on penalties to qualify for the final of the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) on Tuesday night.Oluehi saved one kick in the shootouts after the game was not decided after the 120 [...]

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    Oshoala grabs hat-trick as ruthless Falcons wallop E’Guinea

Oshoala grabs hat-trick as ruthless Falcons wallop E’Guinea

Asisat Oshoala scored a hat-trick as Nigeria destroyed Equatorial Guinea 6-0 to qualify for the semi-final of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON).The reigning African women's footballer of the year proved her doubters wrong with a brilliant individual performance in Cape Coast.Former Pitea forward Francisca Ordega showed predatory instinct to net the first goal in the 11th minute of [...]

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    Super Falcons will ‘come out smoking’ against Equatorial Guinea

Super Falcons will ‘come out smoking’ against Equatorial Guinea

Mansur Abdullahi, Falconets assistant coach, says the Super Falcons will be on top of their game when they face Equatorial Guinea in the final Group B match of the Africa Cup of Nations.Nigeria thumped Zambia 4-0 in their second match while Equatorial Guinea lost 7-1 to South Africa."The girls will come out smoking," the former Bayelsa Queens coach told TheCable."We have [...]

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    Nigeria vs E’Guinea: Old foes renew rivalry in must-win Women’s AFCON tie

Nigeria vs E’Guinea: Old foes renew rivalry in must-win Women’s AFCON tie

The Super Falcons and their Equatorial Guinea counterparts have a rich history of fiery contests, incredible wins and painful losses between them.Past fixtures between both sides have delivered great entertainment and memorable goals.Equatorial Guinea were responsible for the ouster of Nigeria in the semi-final of the 2008 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON).They pipped the Falcons 1-0 thanks to Genoveva [...]

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    AFCON: Falcons coach not satisfied despite 4-0 drubbing of Zambia

AFCON: Falcons coach not satisfied despite 4-0 drubbing of Zambia

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons coach, says his team is yet to get to the level he expects at the ongoing African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).The Falcons beat Zambia 4-0 on Wednesday to get back in contention after losing their first game against South Africa.The victory improved the defending champions' chance of fighting for a semi-final ticket.But Dennerby says he is not [...]

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