Flying Eagles qualify for gold battle as Falconets prepare for Cameroon
Flying Eagles of Nigeria yesterday qualified for the football final of the on-going African Games following a penalty shoot out defeat of Mali in one of the semifinals.
NFF expects gold medals from Flying Eagles, Falconets at African Games
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has challenged the U-20 boys’ and girls’ national teams to go for gold medals in the football...
Falconets fly to Morocco for African Games today
The U-20 women's national team, Falconets, who will represent Nigeria at the women’s football event of the 12th Africa Games scheduled for Rabat, will fly out of Nigeria to Morocco today. They will battle Cameroun, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the tournament, which holds from August 17 to 29.
Reps ask Sports Ministry to take over ailing former Falconets’ medical bills
The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development to urgently take care of the medical bills of former Falconets player, Bidemi Aluko, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Falconets draw South Africa, Cameroon in African Games
The draw for the football event of the 12th Africa Games has been conducted in Cairo, Egypt with host nation, Morocco heading Group A...
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…
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 hold China, hit quarter final
A stoppage-time goal from captain Rasheedat Ajibade was all Nigeria national U-20 Women’s team, Falconets, needed to advance to the quarterfinal at the on-going FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup holding in France.
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…