By George Aluo
President of Super Eagles Supporters Club, Vincent Okumagba has tasked Super Falcons to work harder and ensure they get results in the remaining two matches of the group stage of the on going FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Falcons started the tournament on a shaky note Saturday night when they fell 0-3 to highly rated Norway.
Okumagba who is in France mobilizing support for the girls told The Nigerian Xpress Sports in a telephone chat that with hard work the Falcons can still come out of the very tight group insisting that all hopes are not lost despite the loss to Norway.
“The girls showed in the second half of the game against Norway that they have what it takes to get the job done. What they need do is to work harder and make less mistakes in the games against Korea and host France.”
Okumagba said Falcons must realize that having dominated Africa in the last two decades they need to make a solid impact at the global stage.
He stressed that a team that has the intimidating record of winning the Women’s African Cup of Nations for a record nine times can not afford to crash out of the Women’s World Cup in the very first round.
“Agreed we are in a very tight group but the girls must realize that we need to prove to the world that we are African champions and that female football has come of age in Nigeria.”
The Falcons would on Wednesday face Korea in a game they must win to nurse any hope of forging ahead in the competition. Korea on their part lost 0-4 to France in their first group match in Paris.
By George Aluo