In a bid to ensure the Super Falcons of Nigeria receive the needed support to excel at next year’s FIFA Women’s World cup, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the team will participate in a four- nations Asian invitational tournament, AOIFootball.com reports.
NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who confirmed the news in a television interview monitored by AOIFootball.com, revealed that the Federation remains committed to the development of women’s football and that the team will get the best of preparations ahead of the World Cup.
“As you know, there are only two free windows before the World Cup, but we decided that instead of playing friendly matches the team will embark on an invitational tournament to boost their preparations.
“I can confirm to you that come January 14 next year the team will be heading to Asia where they will play the likes of Korea who happen to be in our group, China and Canada who are amongst the biggest nations when it comes to women’s football,” Pinnick said.
He further revealed that the team will also be playing in an invitational tournament in Cyprus and the Federation is working so hard to ensure the girls get the best of preparations heading into the FIFA Women World Cup in France.
Nigeria were drawn in Group A alongside hosts France, Norway and the Korea Republic and the team begin it’s campaign against Norway.