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USMNT U-19 Coach Nsien Hails Super Falcons Heroic Performance At The World Cup


The United States U-19 Men’s National team Coach, Micheal Nsien shared his thoughts with NSM on the performance of the Super Falcons at last month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The Nigerian Women National team lost to the Lionesses of England in the round of 16 of the World Cup via penalties, after missing goalscoring opportunities in regular time.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 27: Asisat Oshoala (2nd L) of Nigeria celebrates with teammates after scoring her team’s third goal during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Australia and Nigeria at Brisbane Stadium on July 27, 2023 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Nigeria did well in the group stage, defeating Co-hosts Australia and picking two draws against Canada and Ireland to finish second in group B, before losing 4-2 to England on penalties, this Nsien thinks was a very good World Cup for the Nigerian Ladies.

“The World Cup did bring bright light to the Nigerian players. They worked really hard together to achieve a successful outing and this speaks about the credibility of the technical crew, as well as the players ability to handle adversity.

“We have a great group of talented players everywhere in the World and I think their progress has been remarkable.”

The Super Falcons secured the tenth position in the rankings at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as a result of their outstanding performance and the specific circumstances


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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