Falconets: One failure too many for Nigerian football
Again, another Nigerian national football team has barely made up the number at the FIFA’s competition it had dominated in the past.The quarterfinal exit by the Falconets at the on-going France 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is not going down well with many Nigerian football lovers.
Falconets crash out, lose 1-2 to Spain
The cash motivation by President Mohammadu Buhari notwithstanding, Nigeria’s intermediate women’s team, Falconets, yesterday waved goodbye to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, France 2018, losing 1-2 to Spain in their quarterfinal battle. Shortly before the Nigerian girls left their hotel for the match at the Stade Guy-Piriou, Concarneau yesterday, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung called…
Falconets lose to Spain, out of World Cup
Nigeria’s hope to reach a fourth semi-final in the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup was dashed by the Spain. The European side defeated the Falconets 2-1 in the quarter-final at the Concarneau with goals from Aitana Bonmati and Patricia Guijarro. Peace Effih’s goal in the 57th minute halved the deficit but Christopher Danjuma’s charges couldn’t…
Falconets, Spain in grudge match
Nigeria’s U-20 girls tackle their counterparts from Spain today for a place in the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, with sweet memories of how the Falconets edged the Spaniards in a group phase game in Papua New Guinea two years ago.
Don’t allow Spain’s pedigree frighten you, Etim Esin tells Falconets
Former Nigerian international, Etim Esin has urged the national U-20 women team, Falconets to see their quarterfinal opponents, Spain as equals, saying the team should approach tomorrow’s match at the ongoing FIFA Women U-20 World Cup as wounded lionesses. Arguing that every team at this stage of the championship has equal opportunity of getting to…
Falconets qualify for quarter-final courtesy last gasp strike
Dou Jiaxing's own-goal in the 95th minute gifted Nigeria a draw against China in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France. The result was enough to qualify the Falconets to the quarter final, where they will face Spain. Nigeria needed at least a draw to qualify to the next round due to their superior…
It’s crunch time for Falconets as China comes calling
To be or not to be, that is the question Nigeria’s national U-20 women team, Falconets must answer as they confront China in their last group game of the on-going FIFA U-20 Women World Cup in Dinan/Léhon, France today.
Giwa, Ikpeme hail Falconets, charge team to pick last group ticket
Chris Giwa, a factional President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday lauded the Falconets for their gallantry in winning their second group game at the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that National U-20 team defeated Haiti 1-0 in their second Group D match of the ongoing FIFA…
Pressure on Falconets to beat Haiti as Gift returns
After their opening day loss to Germany at the on-going FIFA Women U-20 World Cup in France, the pressure is on the Falconets of Nigeria to win today’s second Group D game against Haiti in St. Malo.
Again, Falconets succumb to Germany 1-0
Nigeria’s U-20 female national team, Falconets yesterday lost to perennial conquerors, Germany in their opening game of the on-going France 2018 FIFA U-20 Women World Cup.
StarTimes charges Falconets to go for gold, assures on live broadcast of event
As teams finalise preparations for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which kicks off on Sunday, the official broadcast partner of the completion, StarTimes has urged Nigeria’s team, the Falconets to do the country proud by bringing the cup home. The biannual tournament will last until August 24 with 16 teams battling for glory.…