Lagos - Super Falcons will return to Nigeria on Saturday after
their poor performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup that saw them crash out in
the group stage.
The African champions managed a 3-3 draw against Sweden in
their opening game, and then lost 2-0 to Australia before suffering another
defeat - 1-0 to USA.
On arrival, the team is likely to get the most unceremonious
reception, just like their Flying Eagles counterpart who crashed out of the
FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand in the Round of 16 following a 1-0 loss to
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The team will depart Vancouver on Thursday for London aboard
a British Airways flight, and will in London connect to Abuja, to arrive in the
early hours of Saturday.
Meanwhile, Francisca Ordega was the first to leave for her
base in the US alongside Courtney Dike. Captain Evelyn Nwabuoku also departed
for Kazakhstan while Ini-Abasi Umotong, who plays for Pompey Ladies FC in the
UK, will bid team-mates farewell when the team arrives in London. Team
Psychologist, Kasia Muoto, has also left for her base in the United States.
Falcons finished bottom of Group D with one point after a
draw with Sweden and losses to Australia and USA.For
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