August 12, 2022

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Extra woes for Nigeria’s ladies soccer as NFF abandons Falconets, Tremendous Falcons grumble in Morocco


There seems no finish to the woes bedeveling ladies soccer in Nigeria on day by day foundation, the most recent being that the nation’s ladies U-20 nationwide crew, the Falconets now treck to coaching floor as they put together for subsequent month’s FIFA U20 ladies World Cup scheduled for Costa Rica.

The gamers who prepare each day inside Moshood Abiola Nationwide stadium Abuja at the moment are on their very own because the management of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) favor to deal with their private affairs.

In the meanwhile, a lot of the board members of NFF and Congress males particularly chairmen of varied state FA are in Morocco, venue of the continuing African Ladies Cup of Nations (AWCON).

Slightly than deal with soccer improvement, NFF President Amaju Pinnick is reportedly throwing the whole lot he has on his perceived third time period ambition.

Blueprint gathered that two weeks to the U20 ladies world soccer championship starting August 10, 2022, the Falconets have been unable to play any severe pleasant match.

Since their tenting started in Abuja, the 2010 and 2014 World Cup finalists managed to play two pleasant matches with Abuja-based Naija Ratels and in opposition to low-rated U-16 crew, an Abuja-based Soccer Academy (FC Roma).

Each matches had no association for match officers to deal with the sport. The coaches needed to name on a person who got here to observe the nationwide crew play to reluctantly officiate the match, Blueprint stories.

Earlier this week, the Tremendous Falcons in Morocco refused to coach in protest for his or her unpaid match bonuses and allowances forward of their third Place match in opposition to Zambia.

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The gamers had been nonetheless lamenting after NFF grudgingly gave every of them solely $1000 as camp allowance, with backlog of match bonuses but to be paid until third place matchday.

NFF hierarchy was but to react as on the time of filling this report.

Speaking about 2022 FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup, Nigeria ladies will face France on Thursday August 11 on the San Jose Estadio Nacional, earlier than they locked horns with Korea on Sunday August 14 on the Alajuela Morera Soto Stadium.

On the venue, Canada will check their energy with the African facet on August 22 at 8pm.

Solely 4 international locations, particularly Germany, Brazil, USA and Nigeria have performed in all editions of the FIFA U20 Ladies’s World Cup because the competitors was launched as a U19 championship in Canada 20 years in the past.

Germany have received the championship thrice (2004, 2010 and 2014); USA have received thrice (2002, 2008 and 2012) whereas Nigeria have twice reached the Remaining, shedding to Germany in 2010 and 2014.