Osahon Identifies Flaws in Super Falcons


Owner and head coach of Robo Queens FC, Emmanuel Osahon has commended the Super Falcons for the performance in their opening match of their 2023 FIFA World Cup draw against Canada.

Osahon, who oversaw the development of some of the biggest names in the Super Falcons squad, including Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade and Monday Gift, however, highlighted some of the team’s lapses in the encounter.



Nigeria, reduced to 10 players late in stoppage time, held Canada to a goalless outcome at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Friday.

The Canadians also blew the chance to score from the lottery as Christine Sinclair’s penalty (50′) was parried by goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie.

Speaking to FL after the game, the FC Robo Queens chief said that, “It was not a bad match, we were able to contain the Canadians throughout the match, so it was a good start for Nigeria.

“They have really done well, to have been able to contain the Olympic champions to this level, they have done well. It’s just that there were many lapses during the game.”

“We had chances that could have hurt them, but we could not utilize them, first of all, Asisat needed to hold on a little before executing her plans.

“There were too many gaps between our strikers. There was no cohesion between our midfielders, there was no coordination in the midfield, and the Canadians had a number 10 who dictated the pace, but we had our number 10 who did back passes, that is definitely an area our coaches need to work on.”

“And I say it again to anybody who cares to listen, that individually, these girls are good, but collectively, that might be a big problem.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria and Canada shared the spoils but will trail Australia on the Group B table.

The Matildas picked up maximum points from their opening game against the Republic of Ireland.

The Super Falcons will next play against the World Cup co-host, on July 27, 11am Nigerian time.


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