Super Falcons goalkeeper, Precious Dede, has dismissed insinuations suggesting that Nigeria would struggle to qualify from the group phase of this year’s Women’s World Cup, which kicks off June 6 in Canada.
Nigeria face former world champions USA, Sweden and Australia in the group stage of the tournament. The Super Falcons begin their campaign against Sweden on June 8 at the Winnipeg Stadium, with their best-ever performance being a place in the quarter-finals in 1999.
“I am confident that we would do well at the World Cup,” stated Dede.
“We have a collection of young players who are doing very well presently and with experience from some of us, I am sure we can surpass our previous outings by doing even better at this World Cup.”
The Falcons left for Toronto, Canada, Tuesday for a two-week conditioning camp ahead of the World Cup. A total of 26 players were on the flight to Canada.