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Women’s World Cup: Nigeria can surpass quarter-final record — Ex-Falcons’ coach

Super Falcons former coach, Godwin Izilein says the team has the potential to surpass its quarter finals record at the ongoing female world cup. Izilein…

Super Falcons former coach, Godwin Izilein says the team has the potential to surpass its quarter finals record at the ongoing female world cup.

Izilein said on Friday that the players needed to improve on the team’s cohesion for a better outing in their coming game. The former Falcon’s coach said the team’s performance so far at the ongoing Women’s World Cup was encouraging.

”So far, the team has surpassed the expectations of many. The team can indeed surpass its previous record of reaching the quarter-finals. The girls need to ensure effective possession of the ball. This is lacking in the Falcons’ team now. It is advantageous to keep possession of the ball. Our girls also need to learn how to mark when dispossessed,” he said.

Izilein urged the team to make good use of the ongoing World Cup to write their names in the book of history. He expressed worry that after nine appearances at the global event, the country still had nothing to show for it.

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”You can see that there is a need to improve our performance. We have the materials, the girls are strong and experienced, we can achieve it,” he said.

The Super Falcons are now top of their group ahead of Canada and Australia, following their 3-2 win against the co-host team on Thursday.

The Nigerian side, who drew their opening game against Canada, is billed to play their last group match against Ireland on Monday. (NAN)

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