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Super Falcons coach satisfied with Canada draw

27 May 2015, 10:23

Toronto - Super Falcons head coach, Edwin Okon says he is impressed with his charges goalless draw against Canada in the latest tune up game ahead of the 2015 Fifa World Cup, Supersport reports.

Nigeria’s best chances in the game fell to England-based striker and reigning African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala.

The Falcons, reigning African champions, will open their World Cup campaign on June 8 against Sweden in Winnipeg and Okon says he is satisfied with the performance of his charges.

Also read: Super Falcons to play another friendly in Canada

 “This match is a good one for us because this is a grade A friendly. If we can play the host team like this then there is no side we cannot play.

“Talking about this match the wind was against us but that is not an excuse as we missed so many scoring chances.

“They didn't have as much scoring chances as we did but then it's a good for us because we used it to assess and test our players.

“Generally the girls played well, we will go back to the drawing board to see how to correct the lapses noticed before our next friendly game. It was a good game for us,” Okon was quoted as saying on the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), www.thenff.com.

The Falcons will also meet Australia and the United States in the preliminaries of the competition

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- SuperSport


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