The Super Falcons were thrashed by a scoreline of 4-0 against The United State Women National Team on Saturday, September third at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City and would be followed up by another friendly game with the same teams at the Audi Field in Washington, D.C. on the 6th of September.

Here are a few facts you don’t know about the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

Super Falcons have maintained a 100% record in qualifying for the Women’s World Cup, the record is jointly held by the United States, Brazil, Japan and Sweden.

Since the tournament’s inauguration in 1991, the Nigerian female team has not missed any edition, making it nine out of nine. Germany and Norway can also join this group should they qualify for UEFA.

Super Falcons reached the quarterfinals of the 1999 World Cup which still marks the team’s best result so far. they were knocked out by Brazil on a golden goal in sudden victory overtime in a 4-3 defeat for the Nigerian team.

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Nigeria had one of the best strikers of the game, Asisat Oshoala, who currently plays for Barcelona she won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot award as the top player and top scorer, respectively with the Barcelona femini in Spain

Nigeria and Germany also met in the title match in 2010, a 2-0 win for the Germans. Nigeria won Group C at the recently concluded 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup but fell to the Netherlands in the quarterfinal round.

Rasheedat Ajibade plays for Atletico Madrid in Spain as well, the attacker led the Super Falcons with three goals in the tournament, followed by Uchenna Kanu while two goals.

NJ/NY Gotham FC forward Ifeoma Onumomu, midfielder Peace Efih and midfielder Christy Ucheibe had a goal each for the Super Falcons, two Nigerians falcons stars were named in the tournament’s best XI.

Nigeria has previously played The USA this year and this would be their seventh match against each other.

The first match ended 7-1 in favour of the USA in the group stage of the 1999 Women’s World Cup – and a 5-0 victory for the Americans in the 2003 World Cup group stage, these two games remained the only games the USWNT will score beyond five goals.

The first five matches against USWNT were at the world cup (1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015) and just one match came up at the Olympics in 2000 in Sydney.
While the clash last year on June 16, 2021, in Austin, Texas ended in 2-0

The USWNT has a perfect record against African opposition, defeating Nigeria six times in six meetings and South Africa twice in two games. The USWNT has kept clean sheets in its last six games against CAF opponents.

Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum is an American and she was named the head coach of the Nigerian team in May of 2020

Some of the Falcons players grew up in the United States midfielder Toni Payne, who grew up in Alabama, plays for Sevilla. In contrast, Ifeoma Onumonu plays for NJ/NY Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.


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