Super Falcons Return Home After Turkey Tourney Victory
By Amaechi Agbo
Super Falcons of Nigeria returned home to the country Wednesday morning from Turkey where they participated in and won the 2021 Turkey Women’s Invitaional Tournament, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
En route to the final match on Tuesday where they dispatched Equitorial Guinea 9-0, the African Queens also defeated CSKA Moscow Ladies 1-0 same scoreline was recorded in their second match against Uzbekistan
It was the first outing of new coach Randy Waldrum with the ladies and they did not perform badly.
On Wednesday, the local players who teamed up with their foreign counterpart in Turkey returned in the morning while 25 foreign-based players also went back to their bases.
Five players where called up from the domestic league to join the pros in the one-week tournament.
Up next for the ladies is the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON to be hosted by Morroco.
A record total of 36 women’s national teams have entered the qualifying rounds in 2020 before the competition was cancelled by the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF due to Covid-19 “challenges”
However, all qualifying matches, originally scheduled to be played in April and June 2020, were postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, before the tournament was cancelled.
CAF announced Morocco the host country for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, in January after
Congo which was due to welcome to the competition in 2020 pulled out in July 2019, leaving the event without a host before the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic a year later.
Before the cancellation, CAF had made a positive step with the expansion of the African Women’s Cup of Nations from eight to 12 teams, which was the first change to the format after 11 editions.
A total of 11 Nations will pick the qualifying tickect along with host nation, Morocco to be part of the tournament which will hold later next year.