Ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the head coach of Nigeria’s Super Falcons Randy Waldrum has acknowledged the difficulty of the group.
He further insisted that the Nigeria side is good enough to scale the hurdle in the group and reach the next round.
“I have mixed feelings because it is a difficult group.
Host nations are almost always difficult to play, and more than that, Australia is a fantastic team. Also, we have the Olympic champions, Canada in our group.
We played the Canadians recently in two friendly matches and I know they are highly motivated for the World Cup.
“I know some of Canada’s players very well. Then, we have the Republic of Ireland.
It is a tough group but I think it is the same with most of the groups. It is the FIFA World Cup so you are bound to play the strongest teams.
All the groups are difficult and you know, there are so many good teams these days: that is where we are and it is a great thing for the women’s game.
We have, no doubt, the talent to survive in this group.
We just need adequate preparations such as the regular friendly matches during international breaks, and then the training camps. The girls are ambitious; they want to give their best at the World Cup.
I trust that they will do Nigeria proud,” he told Super Falcons media officer Tobex Chukwu
Super Falcons is placed in group B alongside host Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland.