Okon Urges Falcons To Step-Up

–Ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada

Super Falcons head coach, Edwin Okon, is delighted with the progress made by his team since they converged in Abuja for the All African Games, Olympic Games qualifiers and World Cup assignment in Canada.

The coach has been working with a team dominated by a pool of Nigeria Women’s Premier League stars ahead of the tasks.

The Super Falcons have been drawn against USA, Sweden and Australia in the FIFA World Cup coming up In Canada later in the year.

Last week, Falcons were forced to a 1-1 draw by their Malian counterparts in a first leg AAG in Bamako. The team has since been on break as a result of the election.

”I’m delighted with the progress of my team since we resumed for the assignments ahead of us. The Malians gave us a good fight, but we can’t complain. I believe we would complete the job here in Nigeria,” Okon told SL10.

Okon said Grade A friendly matches will offer his wards a tough challenge as the side intensify preparations for the World Cup.

“The Federation have been trying their best, but like Oliver Twist, we are asking for more. We need games to sharpen our skills.

Okon charged the players to work harder when camp resumes on Tuesday, insisting that the Malians will not easy to crack.

”I’ve spoken to the players on the need to step up their games and prove themselves worthy ambassadors.

”Mali will be a tough challenge for us but we would put them where they belong,” the coach added

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