SWAN urges Falcons ‘not to lose focus’ against France


The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN),has urged the Super Falcons to remain determined and focused in the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France

The Nigerian senior female National Team defeated their South Korean counterpart 2-0 on Wednesday, recording their first win in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The association’s Secretary, Enugu State Chapter, Ignatius Okpara, gave the advice in Enugu.

Our advice to the African Champions is that, they must remain more determined and focused now.

The handlers of the team should not take chances. They must take the France encounter very seriously, knowing fully well that it is a game between them and the host nation that sometimes enjoy some level of support from home fans.’’

The scribe, however, commended the Nigerian side for lifting up the spirit of the participating African teams in the tournament with the winning over the South Koreans.

We commend the Super Falcons of Nigeria for their doggedness and resilience in recording Africa’s first victory at the ongoing 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

“We praise the Nigerian girls for putting up a fighting spirit to win the game, after putting behind their 0-3 loss to Norway in their opening match.’’

The team will now face host France in their next and final Group A fixture in the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, tagged; “France 2019’’ on Monday.