There could be some optimism for fans of the Super Falcons ahead of the team’s FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign in France and who can deny them that, seeing the progression of the team; evident in their preparation for the competition.
In the final test game on Sunday, before the June 8 date against 1995 champions Norway – who will be without 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg – the Falcons eased to a comfortable 3-0 win over 6-time 1. SŽNL champions, ŽNK Pomurje in Beltinci.
A final tune up match for Nigeria ends in a win.
— Ann Odong, FIFA (@FIFAWWC_NGA) June 2, 2019
A first half brace from in-form striker Asisat Oshoala (18′, 26′), saw Thomas Denenrby’s side take a 2-0 lead before the break.
A minute into additional time, substitute Uchenna Kanu wrapped it up with the side’s third goal – and a clean sheet – as the win brings Nigeria’s record in the world cup preparation to: 6 Wins, 4 Loses.
The preparation for the World Cup in France is said to be the best the team has had since its first appearance in 1995.
Results of Nigeria’s Pre-World Cup Friendly Games:
Nigeria 3-0 ŽNK Pomurje
Nigeria 5-1 Haladas Viktoria
Canada 2-1 Nigeria
Nigeria 6-1 UMF Selfoss
Nigeria 3-0 Thailand
Nigeria 0-1 Belgium
Nigeria 4-3 Slovakia
Nigeria 1-4 Austria
Nigeria 4-1 Romania
Nigeria 0-3 China