Winnipeg - Nigeria’s senior women’s national football team, the Super Falcons have touched down on Winnipeg with high hopes of doing well at the FIFA Women’s World Cup which kicks off this weekend in Canada.
The African Champions arrived Winnipeg on Thursday at about 11:25pm Winnipeg local time which is 5:25pm Nigerian time and were received on arrival by FIFA officials and jubilant Nigerian fans at the airport.
They had a 3 minute-drive from the airport to their Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites.
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On arrival, coach of the team, Edwin Okon spoke on the need to remain focused on the task at hand, reminding them that it was not an appearance tournament for Nigeria, but an event to properly compete in.
“You all know why we are here and I implore you to remain focused on the task at hand. We have put in so much to prepare you and now is the time to show the world that you can be the best. We are African champions and we must behave as one,” Okon was quoted through official channels.
The team had a light shake up around 5:30pm as training commences today, June 5th at 8am
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