NFF 1st Vice President, Barr. Seyi Akinwumi has assured Nigerians that the Super Falcons will get adequate preparation for next year FIFA Women‘s World Cup in France.
The Thomas Dennerby’s side became the first African nation to book her place at the mundial after the a semi-final victory over the indomitable Lioness of Cameroon at the ongoing 11th African Women Cup of Nations in Ghana on Tuesday.
The Lagos FA Chief hailed the eight time African champions commitment to secure an automatic qualification ticket to the next year’s World Cup at the expense of the indomitable Lioness of Cameroon.
“I feel elated, and I am sure that my colleagues on the Board of the NFF will feel the same way anywhere they are present,” Akinwunmi told media.
“The NFF has always had confidence in the Super Falcons and we are happy we got this World Cup ticket. It was not easy and it could not have been easy, as that was a semi-final match (against Cameroon).
“The Cameroonians were the hosts in 2016 when we beat them in front of a capacity crowd to retain the trophy, so they came with every ounce of strength and tactical knowledge to try and gain revenge. But champions would always be champions and we overpowered them.“
He added that the country‘s football governing body would ask the Coach Dennerby to submit his World Cup program in order to begin early preparation for the tournament.
“The FIFA World Cup is the FIFA World Cup, and we must put in place a proper and comprehensive preparatory programme for the Super Falcons. We must utilize all the available FIFA windows for the team to play friendlies.
“After the final match on Saturday, the NFF will ask Coach Thomas Dennerby to submit his program and we will take it from there.”
The Super Falcons are gunning for the nineth African Women Cup of Nations title on Saturday, standing in their way is the Bayana Bayana of South Africa who are also looking for their first continental crown.
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