Super Falcons Return From China On Wednesday
African champions, Super Falcons, are set to return to Nigeria on Wednesday after finishing third at a 4-nation invitational tournament in China, as part of their preparations for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France.
The Super Falcons recovered from a 3-0 set-back to host nation China to thrash Romania 4-1 in Sunday’s third place match at the Huitang Stadium in Meizhou.
Skipper Rita Chikwelu got a brace, as defender Onome Ebi and forward Ini-Abasi Umotong weighed in with a goal each for a rout, after the Romanians had threatened to assert some power by cancelling out Chikwelu’s 44th minute opener.
Nearly 8,000 fans watched the encounter, which came hours before host China overpowered Korea Republic in the final to win the trophy in front of 17,999 spectators.
Officials have confirmed that the Falcons will immediately start preparations for the Cyprus Women’s Cup, which will hold in Turkey 25th February – 7th March.
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