Super Falcons Train Twice Tuesday In Banjul


The female national team, Super Falcons had two training sessions on Tuesday in Banjul, Gambia, as they prepare to battle their hosts in Wednesday’s first leg of their African Women’s Nations Cup qualifier.

Ahead of their midweek clash at Independent Stadium, Bakau, the Falcons had their first drills on Monday evening, having arrived in the Gambian capital earlier same day.

The Falcons had their first training session at FIFA Goal Project in Yundum on Monday and returned to the same venue on Tuesday morning for the second stage of preparations for the match.

The team later had a feel of the venue of Wednesday’s clash, as they look to edge aside Gambia’s Queen Scorpions eliminated Burkina Faso in the earlier round but will have their hands full against a star-studded Nigerian team.

An Air Peace airline flight conveying the team from Lagos landed in Banjul at just after 11am Gambia time (12 noon Nigeria time).

The contingent, led by NFF Women’s Football Committee chairman, Hon. Ayo Omidiran, settled down at Metzy Residence Hotel and had a first training session same evening.

Gambia edged aside Burkina Faso in the earlier round, while their opponents, eight-time African champions, drew bye.

The reward for the Gambians is a two-legged affair with reigning African Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala and Nigeria’s stars, in matches that will determine which of the two teams will be at the final tournament in Ghana later in the year.


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