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Super Falcons leave for World Cup venue

04 June 2015, 13:19

Toronto - Nigeria’s senior women’s football team, the Super Falcons will today June 4th, depart Toronto, venue of their final training camp, for Winnipeg.

The team, which has been in Toronto for two weeks preparing for the 7th FIFA Women's World Cup, where it played two friendly games against World Cup hosts Canada and local female club side Woodbridge FC, will leave for Winnipeg, venue of their first Group D matches against Sweden and Australia.

The African champions are expected to leave its Novotel Hotel camp by 6:30am local time to connect the flight to Winnipeg, where they will be based for the games against Sweden and Australia.

Also read: Super Falcons aim to break new ground

The team had earlier dropped three players as it looks forward to hit the ground running when the tournament begins.

The Nigerians are the most successful team in Africa, having won seven out of the nine Africa Women Championships, but are yet to make any real impact at the world stage.

Their best appearance at the women’s World Cup to date remains the 1999 edition in the United States of America, where they got to the quarter finals, despite having qualified for all the World Cups since 1991.

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