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Published On: Mon, Dec 8th, 2014

Pinnick reiterates pledge to Super Falcons

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Super Falcons of NigeriaBy Albert Akota

Factional President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has once again assured the Super Falcons of high –level preparations ahead of the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada next year summer.

The NFF supremo spoke on Saturday night; hours after the African champions were drawn in the same group with United States of America, Australia and Sweden at the finals taking place 6th June – 5th July, 2015 across six Canadian cities.

“It is a tough group. You can see that even the Americans are calling it the most difficult group in the competition.

 “However, our pledge to give the Super Falcons the best high –performance preparation possible is intact. They will go to a very good environment for their final camping programme and be engaged in quality friendly matches before the finals,” Pinnick reassured.

Nigeria’s senior women’s team won a seventh African title in Namibia in October and will be expected to fly Africa’s flag high in North America.

“It is important that we exceed our previous best performance of a quarter –final berth. Having dominated Africa ceaselessly, it is time that we begin to dominate the world.

“We certainly have the players who can stand up to the best in the universe, as shown by the U-20 girls in the same Canadian nation in August this year. What the team needs now are matches against some of the best teams in the world and exposure to the best tactical and training programmes available.”

Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Edwin Okon, Team Administrator Ruth David and Team Media Officer Gracious Akujobi were at the ceremony held in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.

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