The Super Falcons have returned to Nigeria without attention after participating in the just concluded 2022 Women African Cup of Nations tournament in Morocco,
The team arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Monday after failing to defend the trophy they won in 2018.
The Falcons rallied back to a back-to-back win against Botswana and Burundi after losing the first group game 2-1 to Banyana Banyana of South Africa.
Their main objective in the tournament was however achieved in the quarter-finals after they defeated the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon 1-0 in Casablanca to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women World Cup that will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
They however lost 5-4 on penalties to the host Atlas Lionesses of Morocco in a controversial manner in the semi final, then lost again to the Shepolopolo of Zambia in the loser’s final last Friday.
It makes it the second time Super Falcons will return from the competition without a medal, the first time was in 2012 under Coach Kadiri Ikhana.
The team’s focus now will be the preparation for the women’s world cup in Australia and New Zealand
By Paul Akhagbemhe