Nigeria’s high commissioner to Australia and the Pacific Region, Anderson Madubike, has urged the Super Falcons to make Africa proud at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The tournament, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be held from July 20 to August 20.
In a reception for the Nigerian team in Brisbane, Mr Madubike urged the players to take Nigeria to greater glory on the global stage. He called on the players to display the skills and sporting grace for which Nigeria was renowned.
Mr Madubike said, “With the calibre of players and technical experts, the team has the capacity to go beyond the quarter-finals best record of the West African sub-region in the tournament.”
He added, “You must bear in mind that whatever success you achieve will enhance your individual careers going forward. You have great players and a good technical team; all that remains is for you to be focused and not allow any form of distraction at this stage.”
The Nigerian envoy said the mission had earlier visited and inspected the team’s accommodation arrangement in both Melbourne and Brisbane where the team would be campaigning for the tournament.
Team captain Onome Ebi promised that the team would do their best to surpass previous records at the tournament.
The players are expected to undertake a 15-day training ahead of the commencement of the tournament.