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Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by robosky02(m): 10:29pm On May 06
Super Falcons To Face World Champions USA In Invitational Tournament


Nine-time African champions Nigeria will be one of four participating teams at this year’s WNT Summer Series that will also have the Women A National Teams of host nation United States of America, Portugal and Jamaica in attendance. The tournament is presented by AT&T 5G.

Matches will be played at the BBVA Stadium in Houston and at the brand-new, $240million Q2 Stadium in Austin built by the newest club in the Major League Soccer, Austin FC. Both cities are in the State of Texas and the clash between the Super Falcons and the US Women A team will be the first-ever football match at the state-of-the-art Q2.

The glamour tournament, which also held in 2017 and 2018, will run between 10th – 16th June and will see the Super Falcons clashing with their Jamaican counterparts in Houston on the 10th before taking on Portugal three days later at the same BBVA Stadium. Their last match is against the USA squad, four-time winners of the FIFA World Cup and four-time winners of the Olympic football gold, at the Q2 Stadium on 16th June.

Randy Waldrum, who presently coaches Nigeria’s Women A team, is an American who also coached the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Team 2014-2016, and led the Super Falcons to three wins out of three in the Turkish Women’s Invitational Tournament in Antalya in February.


The USA is the only one of the four teams in the Summer Series that will compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but Nigeria has remained the dominant force in Africa since qualifying for the first edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 30 years ago and winning the first edition of the Women AFCON in 1998. Portugal is among a group of European teams that is making big strides forward in the women’s game, and Jamaica qualified for its first Women’s World Cup in 2019.


The match against Nigeria will mark the first time the USA has ever faced the Super Falcons outside of a world championship and it will be just the third-ever friendly against an African country, with the previous two coming against South Africa.

Once the teams arrive in Houston, and for the USA and Nigeria, in Austin, all the players and staffs will operate inside highly controlled environments at the host hotels. The staging trainings and the matches will fall under the comprehensive U.S. Soccer Return to Play Protocols and Guidelines and in accordance with the Concacaf Return to Play Protocols. Everyone entering the controlled environment will be tested for COVID-19 before traveling, upon arrival and periodically thereafter. The teams will not begin full team training until the results of all arrival tests are confirmed.

“In these COVID times, we’re grateful that U.S. Soccer has been able to organize a schedule of games for us to prepare for the Olympics and getting these three during the Summer Series against teams we don’t play very often will be important in helping us make the final decisions on the Olympic Team,” said U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski.

Nigeria’s Head Coach, Waldrum said: “The Summer Series is an interesting event and the teams featuring are of very high quality. It is a great prospect for us as we continue to build ahead of the qualifying games for next year’s Women Africa Cup of Nations.”

The Confederation of African Football will hold the draw for next year’s Women Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo next Monday. The final tournament will be staged by Morocco.6

Nigeria and the USA have clashed five times previously, with four coming at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and one in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Both teams last met at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2015, with the Americans winning 1-0. That was Abby Wambach’s final World Cup goal.
https://www.completesports.com/super-falcons-to-face-world-champions-usa-in-invitational-tournament/

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by PlayMaker14: 10:36pm On May 06
Anybody called Desmond shouldn't be allowed 3km close to the stadium for sanity and safety purpose.... As a matter of fact, he should be shot at sight so that our Super Falcons can manage to draw the Powerhouse of Female football.

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by helinues: 7:02am On May 07
grin
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by AHCB: 7:03am On May 07
Noice. Very noice. cheesy
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:03am On May 07
Dem go try.

Patriotism aside, the FALCONS are no match for for the USA female national team.
The number one in the world for many years now.

Top 18 female national teams below.

UP NAIJA still on Still.
We go try.

Racoon:
The US women football teams @ all cadre no be beans o.
That is so true.

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by johncallidon(m): 7:04am On May 07
PlayMaker14:
Anybody called Desmond shouldn't be allowed 3km close to the stadium for sanity and safety purpose.... As a matter of fact, he should be shot at sight so that our Super Falcons can manage to draw the Powerhouse of Female football.
grin cheesy
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by EricSmallz(m): 7:04am On May 07
Are they Super anything? Those girls no sabi ball again jare. Just individual talents and a few ones.

Patronize us Please. Number on Sigy

Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by sotall(m): 7:04am On May 07
Another trashing

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by design108: 7:05am On May 07
cool
Would love to see what our ladies can do.

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by slawormiir: 7:05am On May 07
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright
American female footballers.....
Those girls are monster on a bad day

If na the male American team....I for nor fear....those ones nor sabi play ball

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by Andyvilly: 7:06am On May 07
Good thing for Representing Nigeria globally, make us proud

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by Racoon(m): 7:06am On May 07
I guess the NFL is just waking up from its slumber but it better late than never.It is not gonna be easy taking on the world champions because our girls have been allowed to go lacklustre for a long time without much competitive matches to keep them in top form.

I remember Naptu2 did a thread on this same issue sometime back but response have been poor by the authority concerned.While nations are actively practicing, ours is a sorry case.Yet we expect spectacular performances overnight? Kole work!

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by TimmyTen(m): 7:07am On May 07
I comment my reserve lol
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by superjab247: 7:07am On May 07
PlayMaker14:
Anybody called Desmond shouldn't be allowed 3km close to the stadium for sanity and safety purpose.... As a matter of fact, he should be shot at sight so that our Super Falcons can manage to draw the Powerhouse of Female football.
grin grin
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by hidilir: 7:07am On May 07
Nice
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by superjab247: 7:08am On May 07
USA women 5 - 1 naija women
Final score 5-1
grin grin grin

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by KingOdart(m): 7:10am On May 07
If they put in effort the USA women national team is not indomitable
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by SEGLIZ: 7:10am On May 07
good.
at the if that broken (broke) glass house won't organise friendlies for they must be able to raise transport fare, for I know all other expenses are covered by the invitation and host.
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by Stephenmoka4(m): 7:12am On May 07
Attack and possession game oo. I noticed that most African teams doesn't hold possession and doesn't attack much (except counterattack) against oversea teams
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by Racoon(m): 7:12am On May 07
KingOdart:
If they put in effort the USA women national team is not indomitable
The US women football teams @ all cadre no be beans o.

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by PCG001: 7:15am On May 07
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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by Ay77(m): 7:15am On May 07
Rip
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by BigDawsNet: 7:15am On May 07
Nice one


Alex Morgan vs Oshoala
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by YoungLionken(m): 7:16am On May 07
Nigeria gave birth to talents and thieves as first sons..

Nigeria to the world!..
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by Nobody: 7:17am On May 07
cool
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by HONOR1: 7:17am On May 07
PlayMaker14:
Anybody called Desmond shouldn't be allowed 3km close to the stadium for sanity and safety purpose.... As a matter of fact, he should be shot at sight so that our Super Falcons can manage to draw the Powerhouse of Female football.



Anybody called *Desmond* don suffer.. i hope the person speak up on time that hes not the *idiot*
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by shogsman(m): 7:18am On May 07
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Dem go try.

Patriotism aside, the FALCONS are no match for for the USA female national team.
The number one in the world for many years now.

Top 18 female national teams below.

UP NAIJA still on Still.
We go try.
Try or not uwst go beat them like fowl,those fuvkers play like they're men


That is so true.
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by OfficialGaGa(m): 7:19am On May 07
Gbas Gbos
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by babatunji36117: 7:20am On May 07
Would love to see what our ladies can do.
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by Andersonken(m): 7:20am On May 07
Believe or not we are still the best in Africa. �
Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by OfficialGaGa(m): 7:21am On May 07
Gbas Gbos.... Falcons go chop like thief wen Dem catch for Warri

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Re: Super Falcons To Face World Champions, USA In Invitational Tournament by OkpaNsukkaisBae(m): 7:22am On May 07
Another SUPER LEAGUE

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