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‘Japan Friendly Will Expose Us To Areas We Need To Improve On Before World Cup’ – Super Falcons Coach, Waldrum

Super Falcons Head Coach, Randy Waldrum has disclosed the reason behind playing Grade A friendlies ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Waldrum believes that the class of teams they have been facing during the friendlies are going to help them adapt to whatever team they will have to play against at the World Biggest Football Stage, The World Cup.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will take on Nadeshiko Japan in an international friendly at the Noevir Stadium, Kobe City on Thursday 6th of October, 2022.

Speaking with the press ahead of the game, the American tactician said:

“We play these kinds of games against the best in the world, because we know that’s what it’s going to be like at the World Cup.

“We just got back from the US, playing USA twice and now we have come here to Japan, to play against one of the world’s best as well”.

Waldrum went on to disclose that this encounter will serve as a learning curve for the young team that he has at his disposal.

“We’ve got young players here with us, and I think it’s one of those things that we need to find out where we’re lacking, where we’re deficient and we know playing teams like Japan will expose us in some areas we need to improve on.

“I always believe you don’t get better if you don’t play the best competition. That’s one of the reasons we wanted to come here because we know the quality of the team here in Japan. And will certainly prepare us for the things we need to work on over the next 12 months” He Concluded.

The Super Falcons game against the Japanese Women’s National Football Team, will kick off at 8:25am Nigerian time on Thursday morning.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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