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the The Football Federation of Nigeria has said it will consciously invest even more in women’s football as the three women’s national teams continue to achieve impressive results internationally.

General Secretary Dr Mohammed Sanusi on Tuesday applauded the Super Falcons’ efforts in the second of their two-game tour of Canada, in which they were held to a 2-2 draw by the Canadian Olympic champions at Starlight Stadium of Langford, Victoria. City. The match fell in the early hours of Tuesday in Nigeria.

Sanusi said: “The NFF is very impressed with the performance of the Super Falcons against Canada, not only in Game 2 but also in Game 1 despite their 2-0 loss. That first game in Vancouver was played only a day after most players arrived in Canada due to visa delays and after long-haul flights. Taking on the Olympic champions like they did in their second game means we now have a team that can challenge the best teams in the world competitively on a good day.

“It’s a very encouraging result and the NFF will not rest on its oars but will continue to invest even more in women’s football. The Falconets recently qualified for the U-20 Women’s World Cup after four qualifying rounds, and the Flamingos are also in the hunt for a ticket to the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

The Falcons took on the Canadians with enthusiasm and confidence in the early hours of Tuesday, with American Ifeoma Onumonu scoring both goals as the Falcons beat their Ivorian counterparts in the first leg of their final qualifying round of the Women’s CAN in Abuja two months ago. , registering on the score sheet from the fifth minute.

Veteran Christie Sinclair equalized Canada four minutes after the restart but Spain striker Rasheedat Ajibade, who was outstanding in the opener, fired past Nigeria again in the 53rd minute before Shelina Zardosky equalized for Canada with two minutes to play. the clock.”

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