NFF Urge Super Falcons To Destroy Vexed Olympics Issue

Super Falcons progress to the next round of WAFCON qualifier, NFF makes announcement

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF, under the tutelage of Ibrahim Musa Gusau, urges the Super Falcons to go all out and qualify for the 2024 Olympics reports.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi made the call after he watched the Super Falcons train in Abuja last weekend.

The Super Falcons trained at the Turf Arena in the Federal Capital. Also the football executive reminded players and officials that Nigeria has been absent from the past three Women Olympic Football Tournaments.

Super Falcons line up for a match at the 2023 FIFA women's world cup.
Super Falcons

NFF wants Super Falcons to qualify for 2024 Summer Olympics

According to the NFF representative, inability to qualify and participate in women’s Olympics football category does no credit to the country’s rating as a leading global power in women’s football.

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“The whole world still talks about how you captivated everyone at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand during the summer. The Government of Nigeria, the NFF and all stakeholders remain very proud of you. The NFF loves you and is happy with your outing and general conduct at the World Cup, on and off the field of play,” Sanusi said and was quoted by the Federation official website.

The nine-time African champions, trained at the Turf Arena on Friday and Saturday before moving to the prestigious MKO Abiola National Stadium on Sunday, where they will hope to defeat Ethiopia on Tuesday.

“Now, it is time to destroy this vexed issue of Olympics jinx,” Sanusi continued.

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Super Falcons defender Michelle Alozie in action against Ethiopia

“The last time you attended the Olympics was in 2008, in China. That was a long time ago. Missing three consecutive tournaments is enough; we have to take our place in Paris. I am happy with your game in Addis Ababa and I know you have the capacity to finish off the job here in Abuja on Tuesday,” he concluded saying.

On Monday, both the Falcons and the visiting Ethiopian ‘Lucy’ will have their official training sessions on the turf of the MKO Abiola Stadium.

Meanwhile, midfielder and Super Falcons stand-in Captain Ajibade, Toni Payne, Gift Monday, goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, Omorinsola Babajide, Esther Onyenezide, Oluwatosin Demehin, Peace Efih, and Michelle Alozie all looked very sharp in training.

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The Victor of the Nigeria versus Ethiopia clash will go head-to-head with the winners of Cameroon and Uganda fixtures. Uganda, is on the advantage after beating Cameroon last Thursday.

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