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Mansur Abdullahi: Super Falcons will ‘come out smoking’ against Equatorial Guinea

Mansur Abdullahi, Falconets assistant coach, says the Super Falcons will be on top of their game when they face Equatorial Guinea in the final Group B match of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has dedicated his Nigeria footballer of the year award his teammates and everyone who has contributed to his success as a footballer.

Ahmed Musa dedicates Footballer of the Year award to teammates, supporters

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has dedicated his Nigeria footballer of the year award his teammates and everyone who has contributed to his success as a footballer.
Nigeria Falconets bound for the 2018 World Cup in France

Falconet’s coach blames national teams’ poor performance on inadequate friendlies

Abdullahi Mansur, Assistant Coach of the national U-20 team, Falconets, on Wednesday blamed the poor performance of national football teams in international competitions on inadequate exposure to international friendlies.

Falconets coach rubbishes on unpaid camp allowances report

Danjuma said the claim by the reporter that the team was ‘suffering’ before the Sports Minister arrived and gave them personal cash was incorrect.
Falconets and coach Christopher Danjuma (right) celebrate after they have eliminated China

Coach Danjuma denies claims of Falconets’ unpaid camp allowances, lost money

Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, Chris Danjuma, has dispelled reports claiming that players and official of his team were not paid their entitlements before and during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in France.
Falconets and coach Christopher Danjuma (right) celebrate after they have eliminated China

Federal government approves payment of outstanding bonuses, allowances to Falconets

The federal government has approved the payment of all outstanding camp allowances and match bonuses accruing to the Falconets, Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung said on Thursday.
Falconets and coach Christopher Danjuma (right) celebrate after they have eliminated China

Falcons star Desire Oparanozie charges Falconets to attack Spain for victory

Super Falcons forward, Desire Oparanozie, is rooting for the Falconets to put up a fine performance against Spain in today’s quarter-final clash at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and advace to the semi-finals.

Falconets aim to beat Spain again to reach U20 World Cup semis

Nigeria’s Falconets have expressed confidence they can beat Spain again today to qualify for the semi-final of this year’s U20 Women’s FIFA World Cup in France.

Coach: Falconets have solution for Spain

Abdullahi Mansur, Assistant coach of the Falconets on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that the team would overcome Spain in their Thursday’s World Cup quarter finals match.

James Peters slams Falconets over poor tactics against China

Former Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), James Peters, has declared as negative the tactics adopted by the Super Falconets at the on-going FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

Manu Garba: Falconets can beat Spaniard counterparts in quarter-finals

Golden Eaglets Coach Manu Garba says he is optimistic of the Falconets’ capability to beat their Spaniard counterparts in the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women World Cup in France.

FIFA: Nigeria, Ghana risk suspension over federation leadership crisis

World football governing body FIFA on Tuesday said it would go on to suspend Nigeria and Ghana from football activities if they failed to comply with its instructions by Monday.
Falconets and coach Christopher Danjuma (right) celebrate after they have eliminated China

U20 WWC: Falconets coach targets final after great escape against China

Falconets coach Christopher Danjuma has said his target now is to qualify to a third U20 Women’s World Cup final after their dramatic qualification from the group stage at the expense of China.
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U20 WWC: Falconets to play Spain in quarterfinals

The Falconets will now have to battle impressive Spain on Thursday for place in the last-four of the U20 Women’s World Cup after they finished runners-up in their group.
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U20 WWC: Rasheedat Ajibade dramatic last-gasp equaliser lifts Falconets to quarterfinal

Nigeria today advanced to the quarterfinals of this year’s U20 Women’s World Cup thanks to a dramatic stoppage time goal by striker Rasheedat Ajibade.
Falconets lost 1-0 to Germany in their opening U20 World Cup game

U20 WWC: Falconets get cash promise to beat China

Nigeria’s Falconets will receive a personal gift of $10,000 from the sports minister should they beat China in a final group game to qualify for the knockout rounds of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France today.
Chris Giwa with his NFF executive members at the Glass House today

NFF faction hails Falconets, charge team to pick last group ticket

Chris Giwa, a factional President of Nigeria Football Federation, on Thursday lauded the Falconets for their gallantry in winning their second group game at the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup.

NFF crisis: DSS operatives return, ‘beat’ Chris Giwa’s man

The ending drama over the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) leadership tussle between the factions of Amaju Pinnick and Ambassador Chris Giwa took a fresh twist yesterday with the return of the Department of State Services (DSS) to the football house secretariat.

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