• Super Falcons reject NFF’s promises, refuse to vacate hotel in Abuja

    Super Falcons reject NFF’s promises, refuse to vacate hotel in Abuja

    Players of the Super Falcons, who on Saturday defeated Cameroon to win their eighth African Women Nations Cup title, yesterday rejected the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) directives to vacate their Agura Hotel, Abuja camp, saying they would not leave the camp until all their emoluments were settled.

    The players claim that the NFF has not paid them camp allowances, match bonuses and their coaches’ salaries, which have accrued for over eight months.

    One of the players, who pleaded anonymity, said that “officials […]

  • I Regret Playing For Nigeria, says Francisca Ordega

    I Regret Playing For Nigeria, says Francisca Ordega

    Francisca Ordega admits she regrets playing for Nigeria’s senior women national team.

    The USA-based forward, said she would have opted for another country if there was a chance, because of the lack of support for women’s football in Nigeria.

    Ordega was part of the Super Falcons team, that won a record 10th African Women Cup of Nations last weekend.

    “If I had not played for Nigeria at full international level, trust me I would have played somewhere else,” she said.

    “The U17 and U20 […]

  • NFF pledges to pay Super Falcons’ entitlements

    NFF pledges to pay Super Falcons’ entitlements

    The country’s football governing body has assured the senior women’s football team that their entitlements will be paid as soon as they are reimbursed by the government.

    Nigeria Football Federation general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi has disclosed that the country’s football ruling body will pay the players and officials of the senior women national team as soon as funds are available.

    The Super Falcons returned from Cameroon on Sunday morning after emerging as champions of the African Women’s Cup of Nations for the […]

  • AWCON Champions: Super falcons arrive Nigeria

    AWCON Champions: Super falcons arrive Nigeria

    The 2016 Africa Women’s Nation Cup Champion, Super Falcons arrived in Lagos on Sunday.

    The Nigeria women’s football team beat host Cameroon by a lone goal in the final to claim their 8th

  • Asisat Oshoala wins Africa Women Cup of Nations’ Golden Boot

    Asisat Oshoala wins Africa Women Cup of Nations’ Golden Boot

    The striker finished the competition with six goals despite firing blanks in Saturday’s final victory over Cameroon, while Oparanozie took second place.

    Asisat Oshoala won the Africa Women Cup of Nations’ Golden Boot as Nigeria beat Cameroon in Saturday’s final.

    Desire Oparanozie netted a late goal as Florence Omagbemi’s ladies held out for the victory to win their eighth title.

    Oshoala finished the tournament with six goals, three clear of Oparanozie and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo.

    The Arsenal forward becomes the fourth Nigerian after Mercy […]

  • Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeats Cameroon to win 8th African Women Cup of Nation title

    Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeats Cameroon to win 8th African Women Cup of Nation title

    Super Falcons, yesterday defeated hosts Cameroon 1-0 at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde to successfully defend their Africa Women Cup of Nations title.

    The victory made it the eighth time the Falcons will win the competition in 10 editions. The Nigerian women have dominated the competition since its inception in 1991, only failing to be champions on two occasions.

    Falcons forward Desire Oparanozie scored the winner with barely five minutes, breaking Cameroonian hearts hoping to revenge their 2-0 loss to Nigeria […]

  • President Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons For Winning AWCON

    President Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons For Winning AWCON

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon on Saturday in the final game of the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Yaounde.

    The President, who described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved”, particularly commended the Nigerian women for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work”, which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.

    President Buhari noted that the Nigerian team […]

  • See how Super Falcons celebrate Njoku Ugo’s birthday (Photos)

    See how Super Falcons celebrate Njoku Ugo’s birthday (Photos)

    Super Falcons players wished defender Njoku Ugo a happy 22nd birthday by baptising her with water , a normal birthday ritual among Nigerian youths.

    The former U20 women player who has established herself as an important player in the national team since making her debut in 2014, was bathed by her teammates in front of the team’s hotel as celebration for her birthday.

    The likes of Desire Oparanozie, Asisat Oshoala, Ngozi Okobi, Halimat Ayinde were all involved in the water basptism of […]

  • Kenya Women 0-4 Nigeria Women: Super Falcons set up South Africa clash

    Kenya Women 0-4 Nigeria Women: Super Falcons set up South Africa clash

    Florence Omagbemi’s ladies are through to the semi-final of the African Women’s Cup of Nations after defeating the Harambee Starlets.

    Nigeria progressed to the knockout stages of the African Women’s Cup of Nations after flying past Kenya 4-1 on Saturday.

    Asisat Oshoala continued her phenomenal form to seal top spot for Super Falcons in Group B, while Ghana’s 3-1 win over Mali in Yaoundé meant they progressed as runners-up.

    After playing a disappointing 1-1 draw against Ghana, Florence Omagbemi’s side were in blazing […]

  • Nigeria Women 1-1 Ghana Women: Black Queens hold Super Falcons

    Nigeria Women 1-1 Ghana Women: Black Queens hold Super Falcons

    Florence Omagbemi’s ladies failed to take their chances throughout the 90 minutes as they and their arch rivals shared the spoils.

    Nigeria failed to impress in Limbe on Wednesday as the defending champions and favourites to lift the African Women Cup of Nations were held to a 1-1 draw by Ghana.

    Elizabeth Addo’s 44th minute leveled the scores for Yussif Basigi’s women after they had gone down in the 22 minutes earlier no thanks to an own goal.

    Having won their opening fixtures, […]

  • Nigeria Women 6-0 Mali Women: Oshoala scores four in Lady Eagles demolition

    Nigeria Women 6-0 Mali Women: Oshoala scores four in Lady Eagles demolition

    The forward was ruthless in front of goal as Florence Omagbemi’s side capitulated Oumar Guindo’s ladies in Limbe.

    Oumar Guindo’s side’s chances of getting out of a tough Group B were placed in serious jeopardy as the Arsenal Ladies’ forward inspired the Super Falcons put them to the sword at the Stade Municipal de Limbe on Sunday.

    A pair of clinical finishes from Oshoala and Francesca Ordega put Florence Omagbemi’s ladies two goals up within 40 minutes.

    And Uchechi Sunday soon made it […]