Nigeria’s senior women’s team, the Super Falcons will be playing against reigning Olympic champions Canada in two friendly matches that will hold over three days in the cities of Vancouver and Victoria City. The two matches will be played Friday, 8th April and Monday, 11th April respectively.
Super Falcons to Play Canada in Friendly Game
Two players of the Super Falcons Onome Ebi and Glory Ogbonna who are defenders were among the contingent that flew out of Nigeria on Tuesday night and connected a flight from Frankfurt to Vancouver on Wednesday. The other players are to fly direct to Vancouver from their bases in Europe and the American continent.
Canada’s Women National Team are the reigning champions of Olympic women’s football, as they won the gold medal at the Olympic Women’s Football Tournament in Tokyo in August 2021, after beating Sweden on penalties following a 1-1 draw after regulation and extra time.
The Super Falcons have won the African title nine times and recently qualified for the Women AFCON finals held in Morocco this summer, after a 3-0 aggregate win over Cote d’Ivoire in February. The two-match tour against the Olympic champions is part of the Super Falcons’ preparations for the 12th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Friday’s clash at the BC Place in Vancouver is another date for both teams after many years, following their epic 3-3 draw at the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Sweden. Both teams will clash at the Centennial Stadium in Victoria City on Monday, 11th April. The two matches will kick off at 7.30 pm Nigeria time (3.30 am Vancouver time on 9th April and 12th April respectively).