Falconets hailed by Ehiabor for strong performance at WWC U-20 2022


New Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Club Owners President-elect Henrietta Ehiabor has praised the Falconets who left the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 in Costa Rica in the quarter-finals for their spirit combative and their good performances, Completesports.com reports

Ehiabor, who is also chairman of the Delta Queens Football Club, said Nigeria’s U-20 women’s football team gave their best shot against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, but the luck and inability to trying their luck had cost them a place in the semi-finals. finals.

“I am very happy and proud of the performance of the Falconets in general and especially in the game against the Netherlands. I think they played their best match of the tournament but lost 2-0 to their most exposed and bigger opponents. We have to learn from the loss and move on,” Ehiabor told Completesports.com.

“We have to go back to the drawing board with the hope of doing better in the next edition in 2024. The good thing is that we have talented young players who could move on to the Super Falcons for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. next year in Australia/New Zealand I am of the opinion that at least five of these Falconets can compete for places in the senior team.


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“The Falconets, I have to say, did our league good with their performance in Costa Rica. It shows that women’s football is growing in Nigeria and hopefully we will continue to unearth more talent who will develop and take over from the aging senior players in the near future,” said Henrietta.

Ehiabor praised the coaching staff and other team officials for their efforts in taking the team to the quarter-finals of the World Cup and urged them to use the experience gained to build a better team next time. She also urged the NFF to give the Falconets more exposure with friendlies in the next edition.

“In a nutshell, I am proud of the team and Nigerians should appreciate the girls,” the NWFL boss concluded.

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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