Paris Olympic Qualifier: Super Falcons’ Coach Speaks On Second Leg Tactics Against South Africa

Paris Olympic Qualifier: Super Falcons’ Coach Speaks On Second Leg Tactics Against South Africa

  • Super Falcons Coach Randy Waldrum has revealed the tactics his team will employ against South Africa in the second leg
  • Waldrum said the Super Falcons will not defend the 1-0 advantage but will show the Bayana Bayana that they are the better team again
  • He explained that Asisat Oshoala did not play because she reported very late to camp for the match in Abuja

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum said Nigeria will not defend the 1-0 advantage against the Bayaya Bayana of South Africa at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

The Nigerian female football team will confront the South African girls on Tuesday, April 9 for the second and final leg of the Paris 2024 Olympics qualifier.

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Paris Olympic Qualifier: Super Falcons’ coach speaks on tactics for second leg against South Africa
Super Falcons’ coach says they will not defend against South Africa Photo credit: Justin Setterfield
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As reported by The Nation, Waldrum said the Super Falcons will not defend but show their host that “we are the better team again”.

According to Waldrum, the Super Falcons were simply unlucky not to have beaten South Africa by a bigger score line at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Friday, April 5.

He lamented that his team did not take their chances in the first leg.

“We were unfortunate not to get two, three goals.
“I think the defence stood strong even with new players. But again we have to finish our chances.”

He showered praises on Chinwendu Ihezuo describing her performance against South Africa as the best.

“(Chinwendu) Ihezuo was fantastic, she was the player of the match even if she didn’t score, her hold-up play was great, and she has been playing well in Mexico this season, I think they were not prepared for her.”

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Why Oshoala didn’t play against South Africa

Waldrum said Asisat Oshoala did not feature in the match in Abuja because she reported very late to camp, All Nigeria Soccer reports.

The coach, however, did not disclose if Oshoala will play feature in the return leg on Tuesday.

"She just arrived in camp so obviously physically from the travel she had I didn't feel she was prepared to play for us. We'll see that moving forward. "

Super Falcons defeat Cameroon in 2024 Olympic qualifier

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's Super Falcons defeated the Cameroonian female national team in a Paris Olympics qualifier in February 2024.

Esther Okoronkwo broke the deadlock to hand Nigeria the victory from a goalmouth scramble in the 14th minute.

Nigeria went through to the fourth round of the CAF Women's Olympic qualifier and will face the Bayana Bayana of South Africa.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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