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WAFCON 2022| Waldrum Hails Falcons Support And Team Spirit, As Team Focus On Shepolopolo Encounter

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum says his players gave their all on the pitch in Monday night’s defeat to the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco and will now shift focus on the game at hand against Zambia.

The defending champions failed to make it to the final of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations after a 4-5 penalty shootout defeat to the host.

Waldrum’s side played majority of the game with nine players after Halimat Ayinde and Rasheedat Ajibade were dismissed for poor tackles.

The American tactician heaped plaudits on his players for their doggedness despite the defeat and now shift focus on the third place encounter against the Zambian Women National team.

“In all my more than thirty-five years of Coaching, I don’t think I have seen any team do what these ladies did against Morocco,” He noted.

“We wanted to win the game, not just the World Cup ticket. Our substitutions were spot on and we can’t ask for more from the players, they gave their best.

“As a Coach you have manage the moment, the players, who were already physically and emotionally drowned. The players gave everything and am proud of them, now we have to focus on the game we have tomorrow against the Zambian Women Football team, they are a very strong side and have a lot of character possessed in them. We would love to take something out of the game and put in our all.” He Concluded.

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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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