Women’s W/Cup: Nigerians Commend Team Despite Losses


Nigerians in Germany have blamed technical deficiency for Super Falcons’ loss in the ongoing FIFA Women World’s Cup in Germany.

They, however, commended the team for their brave performance in Thursday’s match against the German team which ended 1-0 in favour of the host team.

Super Falcons had also been defeated by France 0-1 in their Group A opening match on June 26.

Sebastian Udeajah , President of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) , Germany Chapter told Tidesports on Friday in Berlin that the team needed consistent training and discipline to win.

Udeajah said the team lacked the technical prowess to turn their opportunities into goals noting that team needed to study techniques of scoring.

“Football is not like boxing where you need energy to win, you need to acquire special techiques to score goals in football, study weak points of your opponents in order to know how to defeat them.

“I don’t know how much the Super Falcons coach knows about these techniques because the much knowledge the coach has will determine the performance of the players,’’ he said.

According to him, the team worked so hard but were just not lucky.

Also speaking, Agatha Okoro, a restaurant owner in Berlin said super falcon were unlucky to be in a group with the Germans.

“I know they have tried their best; think luck was against them and I must commend them because we were not disgraced even in the defeat with the only one goal scored against us.

“Frankly speaking, I was expecting that Germany will score at least three goals considering the fact that they are world champion. I think with the performance, Nigeria has made Africa proud.

Our source reports that Falcons having lost their two matches have crashed out of the competition as the third match against Canada in Dresden on July 5 will be a mere formality.

The host team has six points from two games having beaten Canada 2-1 in the first match before wrapping up qualification with the win over Falcons.

Meanwhile, France is through to the second round on six points having defeated Canada 4-0 in Bochum.