Super Falcons To Play Australia Club Lions FC In A World Cup Warm-up Match
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By Amaechi Agbo
Following barrage of criticisms over the poor preparations of Super Falcons ahead of this month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has arranged a warm-up match between the Africans and Australia female club, Lions FC.
The Super Falcons will take on Lions FC, a local women’s football club in a friendly in Brisbane, Australia in a friendly on Saturday, according to report
It is not yet clear if the match will be open to public considering that the 2023 World Cup will commence on Thursday next week.
It is the first warm-up match the Coach Randy Waldrum led ladies will be playing since they started camping for the global football fiesta last week
Super Falcons have been in camp at the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia since last week. Following disagreement between the coach and the federation, the team has attracted more negative reports including the players decision to boycott their opening match against Canada on Friday next week.
A report, the captain of the side, Onome Ebi, however, denied.
Lions FC, full name as Queensland Lions FC, are currently 4th in the 16-team women Australia National Premier League with 27 points from 16 matches.
They played 2-2 away against Peninsula Power on Friday.
They won the league a record three times in 2018, 2020 and 2021.