2019 FIFAWWC Draw: Oluehi Upbeat Super Falcons Will Be Ready For Any Foes

2019 FIFAWWC Draw: Oluehi Upbeat Super Falcons Will Be Ready For Any Foes

Ahead of Saturday’s draw for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Super Falcons goalkeeper, Tochukwu Oluehi, insists the African champions will be ready to face the best teams in the World at next year’s finals, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The Nigerian Ladies emerged African champions for a record ninth time at the recently concluded African Women’s Nations Cup in Ghana edging out the Banyana Banyana of South Africa 4-3 on penalties in the final.

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African champions, the Super Falcons

The West Africans are one of the seven teams who have played at each single edition of the Women’s World Cup finals.

For the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup draw, the Super Falcons are placed in Pot 4. The other teams in the same pot are Argentina, Chile, Cameroon, South Africa and Jamaica.

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The 2019 FIFAWWC draw pots

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The Super Falcons have however failed to make much impact at the Women’s World Cup. They have made it beyond the group stage once, but Oluehi who was voted the best goalkeeper at AWCON 2018 says that the Thomas Dennerby’s charges are not afraid of any team.

“The World Cup is for the best teams and if we want to show our class as a formidable team, we must be ready to compete against them,” Oluehi told CSN.

The Super Falcons goalie added: “It’ s always good to have a favourable draw, but you have to be ready to face what is in front of you.

“We are looking forward to the draw and the preparation for the competition as well.”

The draw ceremony will take place in France capital, Paris with the 24 qualified teams expected to know their opponents.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup will be held in 10 different venues across nine different cities in France.

The competion will run from June 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019 .

By Adeboye Amosu

COMMENTS

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  • Chima E Samuels 4 days ago

    Here is a team with individual brilliance but lacking the best of team play!

  • Find below the various scenarios I have in my head for the Super Falcons in tomorrow’s draw:

    – Best Case Scenario: Australia, Thailand, Norway, Nigeria.

    – Worst Case Scenario: France, Italy, Sweden, Nigeria.

    – 50/50 Case Scenario: Canada, Scotland, Japan, Nigeria.

    Looking at the teams going to the world cup and how they are seeded, the Super Falcons should expect no easy draw.

    They showed grit, determination and resilience to lift the Africa Cup of Nations just these months however, I’m afraid those same attributes by themselves will not be enough to guarantee a meaningful outing for them next year in France.

    They need technical and tactical contents in abundant quantities.

    In my best case scenario above, they could outscore Thailand, manage a draw with Australia and lose to Norway to scrape through with 4 points.

    In my worst case scenario, they could lose to France, draw with Italy and lose to Sweden to come crashing home with their feathers all over the place.

    In the 50/50 case, beat Scotland and draw with both Japan and Canada to sail smoothly to the knockout stages.

    One thing is for sure, the Falcons will have their work cut out whichever group they find themselves.

    • Bomboy 3 days ago

      Welcome back deo.

    • Abah-fada 3 days ago

      Well Atikulated bro, but obviously. I don’t have confidence in our girls judging by the just concluded AFCON.

      I fear We will still maintain the status quo, which is, our normal first round exit.

      But, anything can still happen with good preparation for the girls, coupled with the coach who has world cup experience.

      If there’s an award for teams that have been to all world cup, certainly we will never stop winning it.

  • Bomboy 3 days ago

    We have an Oyibo coach now. Sorry, I may be over flogging the issue, but the guy has to earn his pay.
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    Hope this turns out to be our year.

    • Thanks a lot Bomboy, hope you are keeping well.

      Tactical indiscipline sealed the fate of the Super Falcons at the world cup 4 years ago with a decent enough squad to which much was expected.

      With this expatriate coach, I will be expecting a better outing this time around in France.

      Cheers bro

  • Omo9ja 3 days ago

    The coach in charge of Super Falcons is sound tactically and technically. Sorry, this coach is different to coach Rohr. I don’t meant to sound rude ooo Rohr fans lol.

    This is the Falcons time to shine if NFF putting everything in place. We all saw never say die spirit in Falcons at Afcon in Ghana.

    This is the kind of mentality Super Eagles is lacking at this moment. If the Super Falcons can carry that spirit to the world cup next year, they will rule the world.

    This is another opportunity for the Falcons to shake the world after 1999 world in USA.

    The only problem Super Falcons is having now is NFF. NFF should respect our female’s team for God sake. Can’t wait to see our Super Falcons in actions comes next year. Happy Friday my people. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Gbich 2 days ago

    Falcons have France, Norway and South Korea to battle. What are our chances of progressing?

  • Omo9ja 2 days ago

    It is so cleared now that Falcons will make it out of the group by God’s grace.

    Playing against France is an opportunity and is like playing against an African team which will make it easier. I won’t be disturbed about the 8-0 they hammered our ladies lol.

    Simple question we all needed to be answered here. When was the last time Falcons played together as a team before playing against France?
    Long time ago abi? Okidoki, no wahala.

    The same thing occurred in Ghana. Our ladies hasn’t been together for so so long but they responded well at the middle of the championship.

    However, Norway might be tough to be cracked but they know how to handle the Europeans. Therefore, South Korea is not a threat to us because Asians has becoming our regular customers. Akasalika, customer daadani. At least, 6 points awaiting us in that group.

    However, NFF has a role to play if they want some thing different in France next year. I heard Mr. Pinnick said that next year world cup in France is a new era for the Super Falcons and everything is under control. He said he would make sure they get adequate support more than the Super Eagles. Well, let’s wait and see.

    Happy weekend my lovely people. God bless us all. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!