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Okon Happy With Falcons’ Display In World Cup Friendly

Head Coach of the Nigeria women’s national soccer team, Edwin Okon, has expressed delight at the performance of his players in last weekend’s friendly match against Woodbridge Football Club at the Woodbridge Soccer Centre in Toronto.

Striker Francesca Ordega scored a hat-trick, while Courtney Dike grabbed a brace as the Super Falcons ran riot against Woodbridge 9-0 on Saturday.

BBC player of the year, Asisat Oshoala, veteran striker Perpetua Nkwocha and Ngozi Okobi were the other scorers in the 2015 World Cup build-up game that came few days after the Falcons’ barren draw against their Canadian counterparts.

Speaking after the match, Okon said he was much more delighted   seawith his girls’ style of play than the score line. “It was a very good game today,” he said.

“Though we won by a massive margin, I was very impressed with the team’s coordination in all departments. “This does not mean we won’t still correct a few lapses here and there but I can see the team preparing well for the tournament proper.

“I’m glad we scored many goals because we need a strong firepower upfront to achieve our dream which is to lift the trophy of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

We will continue to work hard until we achieve this.” Yesterday was observed as rest day for the team as training resumes today ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup event, which starts on June 6.

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