September 24, 2018

Super Falcons ‘fighting for their lives’

Super Falcons ‘fighting for their lives’

The Super Falcons find themselves in a must win situation against the US in the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup after losing to Australia in their second game and a draw with Sweden in their first game.

The team’s coach Edwin Okon has said as he did for Nigeria’s first two group games against Sweden and Australia, that he isn’t concerned with what his opponent does.

The only problem is that this time, his opponents are the No. 2-ranked Americans.

“I have not watched any of it yet,” Okon said of the United States’ last match against Sweden, a 0-0 draw (disingenuously, it would seem, since Nigeria was in the stands Friday for some of that game). “I have not watched. I only concentrate on my team.”

Only a win will see the Super Falcons out of the daunting group. And that will likely mean a hungry Nigeria team.

“I expect them to fight for their lives,” U.S. midfielder Lauren Holiday said. “This isn’t a lesser Nigeria team. I think that this team has shown extremely well and we’ve watched them and I think they’re a great team.” Read more

 

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