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Nigeria’s Super Falcons’ success at the Women’s World Cup has garnered praise from home fans and raised expectations. After two goalless draws against Ireland and Canada and a 3 2 victory over Australia in the group round, the Super Falcons will take against England on Monday. Fans at home are still enjoying their performance on the group stage.

“I am really delighted for them that they get to draw this game; at least they won the last one, and they have already advanced to the next round of the competition. It was particularly impressive to witness them win their most recent game 3:2, according to Joy Erim, a logistics manager in Lagos.

Edem Robin, a football coach in Lagos, also gave the Falcons high marks. “Unlike other African nations who are having difficulty qualifying. Nigeria has performed better so far; I’ll give them a 70% rating when compared to other nations, Robin stated.

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They only need to make a few minor adjustments to their performance before they are ready to depart. When Africans travel there now, it’s not like we are just going to play and all that; they performed reasonably well, so it’s actually not awful for the African countries. We’ve established a landmark to show that we are more than just a continent that can be quickly traversed.

The Super Falcons have an unrivaled eleven African Women’s Championship victories, and this is their third appearance in the second round of the women’s world cup.

The other African teams that have advanced to the competition’s next round in Australia and New Zealand are South Africa and Morocco, an achievement that Chuma Nnoli, a Nigerian sports commentator, calls outstanding.

“Africa has the pleasure of sending four teams to the competition, which is an increase from the number we sent in 2019, and it’s critical that Africa convinces the rest of the globe that we merit even more spots as the competition develops, possibly in the near future once more. For the first time, there are three African teams.

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“Like we had in 2019 with Nigeria and Cameroon, but better in 2023 because of Nigeria’s ability to go undefeated in the group. The Super Falcons were one of the four best losers of 2019 by a razor-thin margin. Overall, there are indications that the women’s game is developing in Africa, and we should be proud of what our continent’s women will be able to offer the rest of the globe in the years to come, he concluded.

Morocco made it to the round of 16 on Thursday, making their debut at the Women’s World Cup. Fans will be watching to see if the African women’s teams will advance, along with South Africa and Nigeria.

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According to Africanews Lagos Correspondent David Taylor, Nigeria’s women’s squad is the only African team to have recorded two clean sheets thus far in the competition. They are the only African team to have competed in each FIFA Women’s World Cup from its inception in 1991.

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