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Female World Cup: Fans Optimistic Of Falcons’ Performance

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There is no doubt that African female football champions, Nigeria’s Super Falcons will face an uphill task in next year’s World Cup in Germany, but soccer fans are confident that their chances are bright.

The Falcons will face Germany, France and Canada in the first round of the World Cup in 2011 in Germany.

The Falcons are the least ranked of the four teams at 27 in the world. Germany, on the other hand are the world’s number two while France and Canada are eighth and ninth respectively.

Barely 10 days after clinching the African title which they lost two years ago to Equatorial Guinea, the Falcons were humbled 8-0 by one of their first round opponents, Germany.

The loss was blamed on the biting cold in the European country, according to the team’s coach, Eucharia Uche.

Although they will face better ranked sides, Paul Hamilton is optimistic that the girls will clear the first round hurdle by qualifying from the ground for the second round.

Hamilton, the coach of the first-ever Nigerian team to attend the maiden Women’s World Cup in 1991 in China, told Tidesports source that what the team required was early preparation.

“Nigerian fans are hopeful that the Super Falcons will at least qualify behind Germany from that group.

“What we require is early preparation. But from what I heard the team would return to camp in May 2011.

“That will be too late for a championship that has been scheduled for June next year,’’ Hamilton said.

He called on the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to organise top grade international friendly matches against notable women football playing countries in Europe ahead of the competition.

He expressed confidence in the present technical crew of the team.

“Uche Eucharia is a member of the pioneer team to the maiden Women World Cup in 1991 in China and she has attended various coaching courses.

“We stand a better chance of doing well in the competition because the team is a combination of both the old and the new players,” said the coach, who handled both the senior men and women’s teams as well as U-20 boys.

Okunwa Igunbor, former Nigeria international and former coach of the female national U-20 team, also expressed optimism that Nigeria would qualify from the group regarded as ‘very tough’.

She also called for early preparation and acclimatisation in Germany in time before the kick-off.“The team should arrive Germany early for acclimatisation ahead of the championship for them to have an impressive showing at the senior global female soccer fiesta.

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Terony Unity Cup Commences Soon In PH

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Terony Sports Foundation says arrangements have been concluded to commence Unity Cup 2022, at the end of this month.
According to the organizer of the football tournament, AminaTamuno, the registration that started December 2021will end next week Tuesday.
He said the competition was slated to take place at Number six field old Port Harcourt Township.
Tamuno explained that the competition will be on knock out bases, saying that the reason for the one month tournament was basically to foster the existing and unity in the area.
“We are organizing this tournament just to sustain the peace and unity we are enjoying.
Besides, will we use it to discover talents from the grassroots and groom them to stardom” Tamuno said.
He equally uses the forum to appeal to well-meaning individuals, corporation organizations and multi Nationals to Sports grassroots football Competitions so that talents will be discovered.

By: Tonye Orabere

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NWFL: Coach Wants Players To Put More Efforts

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The Head Coach of Rivers Angels FC of Port Harcourt Edwin Okon has tasks his (players) to do more if they want to qualify for the continental game.
He said that the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) is a strong one, adding that for them to make to super six they have to put in extra effort. .
Okon said this on Wednesday in his post-match interview with sports journalists shortly after his player whitewashed Abia Angels FC 4-0 in the match day four of the NWFL at the University of Port Harcourt Sports complex.
According to him, they need to put more effort to ensure that the team qualifies for Super six.
He thanked God for the victory, adding that they want to maintain their position in the league.
“First and foremost I want to thank God for the victory.
The league is a strong one but we want to maintain our position in the league.
We need to put in more effort in the game to ensure we keep to our task” Okon stated.
Despite the four goals scored the number one Female football Coach in the state, said that in every game there are mistakes adding, that he will still go back to the drawing board to perfect those grey area.
Also speaking the head coach of Abia Angels Ann Chiejine, blamed is goalkeeper for the loss, saying that she will go and do more of ball work.
“General my girls played well but we need to go back and do more of technical play,” Chiejine said.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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Open Trials ’ll Create Opportunities For Youths -Hon Wobo

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Port Harcourt based Football Club Sticmaclloyd, in partnership with 433 Football Agency of Ukraine, Germany football academy and Sports Mate 360 football academy of Poland says arrangements have been concluded to hold a two day Port Harcourt City Open Football Trials, between 17 to 24 years.
The open trials is slated to hold 29th -30th of this month at Sharks Football Stadium, Port Harcourt and expected to commence 6:00 am each day.
Speaking with Tidesports in an exclusive interview on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sticmaclloyd FC, Hon.Wobo I. Stanley, said the opening trials will create opportunity for talented footballers in the State to play in Europe.
According to Stanley, who was an ex international, selected players will also the have opportunity to enhance their football career in Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Italy.
“My club Sticmaclloyd Fc, is affiliated to 433 football agency, Germany, Poland and Ukraine football academies, besides, we have also signed Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) haven fulfilled their requirements to ensure that selected players have good contract” Hon. Stanley said.
He further, revealed that players that will go to Poland will combine both studies and football.
“Our foreign representatives have already sent their coaches to do the selection” he stated.
Stanley uses the forum to advice youth in the State to come and show their talents.
“We are sure players that will participate in the trials that selection will be purely on merits. Players who did not make it this time can make it next time” he added.

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