9-time African champions Nigeria will fly to the US of America for a two-match tour towards the US Ladies’s Nationwide Crew (USWNT) within the month of September.
Each groups, presently competing of their respective continental tournaments, will conflict on the Youngsters’s Mercy Park in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas on 3rd September after which have a go at one another’s jugular as soon as extra on the Audi Area in Washington, D. C. on 6th September.
The USWNT is essentially the most profitable workforce within the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup, having gained half (4) of all eight championships competed for therefore far. The Stars & Stripes have been champions of the very first version in China in 1991, after which gained on residence soil in 1999, in Canada in 2015 and in France three years in the past. The workforce has additionally gained 4 Olympic girls’s soccer gold medals and eight CONCACAF titles.
The Tremendous Falcons, billed to face Cameroon within the quarter-finals of the continued Ladies’s Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday night, have gained the African championship 9 instances, performed in each version of the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup and in addition performed on the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic girls’s soccer event. They continue to be essentially the most profitable girls’s workforce on the African continent.
The Youngsters’s Mercy Park is residence to Kansas Metropolis within the US Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League and Sporting Kansas Metropolis within the Main League Soccer, whereas Audi Area is utilized by Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League facet Washington Spirit and Main League Soccer workforce, D. C. United.
The match in Kansas Metropolis will see Vlatko Andonovski, appointed Coach of USWNT on the finish of 2019, return to his residence space for the second time. It’s the sixth time that the USWNT can be taking part in on the Youngsters’s Mercy Park however it’s their first time on the Audi Area, although they’ve performed 10 instances beforehand in Washington – all on the RFK Stadium.
Andonovski says he’s excited to ship out his ladies towards the Tremendous Falcons: “First, I’m simply excited to play two matches towards Nigeria. They’ve some very gifted gamers who will current loads of completely different issues for us to unravel on either side of the ball. Secondly, after all we’re trying ahead to bringing the workforce again to the most effective soccer stadiums in the US in Kansas Metropolis, in addition to attending to play our first sport at Audi Area, which I’ve visited a number of instances for NWSL video games and can also be a incredible venue for our workforce to play in entrance of our residence followers.”
The USWNT has already certified for the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup, changing into the 12th workforce to achieve the finals and the primary workforce from the CONCACAF area.
Nigeria’s Falcons are additionally coached by an American, long-time school coach Randy Waldrum – who’s aiming for a FIFA Ladies’s World Cup ticket and first African title with Nigeria in Morocco.