The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) will take the Super Falcons of Nigeria in a two-legged friendly game in the United States.
The match on September 3rd will the third clash between these two teams while the one on the 6th of the same month will represent the fourth meeting.
The United States Women’s National Team represents FIFA’s most successful female team while their opponent is the most successful team in Africa going by the standard of CAF, having won more trophies in Africa than any other female team in the continent.
The United States Women’s National Team met the Super Falcons for the first team in 2015 in the Women’s World Cup, the Falcons lost to the USWNT.
The United States Women’s National Team repeated the trick against the Super Falcons this time the Nigerian women’s team suffered 2-0 in a friendly clash on the 16th of June 2021.
Though the nine-time African champion gave a spirited display, it was not enough to deny the Americans from extending their unbeaten run to 42 games at that time.
The African most successful female football team is yet to draw or defeat arguably the best female team on the planet.
The much-awaited clashes are expected to be a turnaround for coach Randy Waldrum’s women this time around having taken time to assess their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses from their previous encounters.
Super Falcons won three of their last five games and lost their last two matches against Morocco and Zambia respectively in the Women Africa Cup of Nations, while the USWNT has been on a five-winning streak, having defeated the likes of Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada.