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Summer Series: Super Falcons return to base

Summer Series: Super Falcons return to base
The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

The Nigerian delegation to the just concluded Four-Nation invitational tournament tagged Summer Series which took place in Houston and Austin in Texas, United States, have arrived the country.

The 10 home-based Super Falcons players, three assistant coaches, Ann Chiejine, Wemimo Mathew and Auwal Makwalla (Goalkeepers Trainer) as well as backroom staff arrived Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Friday.

Others in the entourage are two Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Board Members and Chairperson, NFF Women’s Football Committee, Hon. Huliyat Ayo Omidiran.

Earlier, foreign-based Falcons players especially those who are resident in U.S left the team’s Fairmont Hotel in Austin a day after Nigeria lost 2-0 to USWNT in the Summer Series finale on Wednesday night which was 2 am in Nigeria.

Also, the Europe-based players left Texas for Amsterdam, Holland on Thursday with the rest of the Nigerian delegation, from where they connected their flights back to Spain and Belarus.

Those who headed to Spain were Asisat Oshoala, Rita Chikwelu, Chidinma Okeke, Toni Payne, Charity Adule, Rasheedat Ajibade and Francisca Ordega while Onome Ebi returned to Belarus.

Salome Onyinyechi Zogg and Roosa Ariyo have also returned to Switzerland and Finland respectively.

Super Falcons Head Coach, Randy Waldrum who did not have the full compliment of the experienced players due to injuries and logistics challenges was forced to scavenge for willing foreign-based players with Nigerian origin to make up for the shortfall.

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