Ahead of the Super Falcons opening match against Sweden at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, former coach, Paul Hamilton urged the team not to underrate their opponents if they want to progress.
The coach Edwin Okon led side is in group D alongside former world Champions, United States of America, Sweden and Australia.
Hamilton who led the Nigerian women’s team to the 1991 inaugural FIFA World Cup in China, said the team are capable of springing surprises but need to be cautious at all times.
"The Super Falcons must not underrate any of their opponents from their group if they want to progress at the competition" he begins. "Though we look like the underdogs from the group with our opponents’ record, I am sure this team can spring up surprises."We need to tread cautiously if we are to come out from the group and move to the next round." he sums up.
The seven time African champions have qualified for the FIFA World Cup seven times, as their best position at the Mundial is the quarter final stage in China.