The female national team, Super Falcons will on January 14 fly out to China, where they are billed to compete in a four-nation invitational competition to kick-start their preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Footballlive.ng learnt further that, after playing Canada, South Korea and China in the competition next month, the Falcons will in April also participate in a similar event in Cyprus.
After that, they will move to the same camp the Super Eagles used for their Russia 2018 build-up in Austria for the final lap of preparations for France 2019.
NFF president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick confirmed plans for the Falcons’ France 2019 build-up programme, as he stressed that The Glasshouse top shots are all determined to see the excel at the World Cup.
Pinnick stated further that the NFF are committed to the development of women’s football and that the team will get the best of preparations ahead of the World Cup.
He stressed that the NFF are working so hard to ensure the girls get the best of preparations heading into the Female Mundial in France.
Pinnick said: “There are only two free windows before the World Cup, but we decided that instead of playing friendly matches the team will embark on an invitational tournament to boost their preparations.
“I can confirm to you that come January 14 the team will be heading to Asia where they will play (in a four-nation competition).
“(There, they will play) the likes of Korea who happen to be in our group, China and Canada who are among the biggest nations when it comes to women’s football.”