The Super Falcons can get to the knock out stages of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, according to team’s Head Coach Thomas Dennerby.
Nigeria, African champions, have participated in all editions of the competition since 1991 but have not only advanced to the knock out phase once – 1999.
However, Dennerby is confident that his girls will put up a great performance during the World Cup billed for the summer in France.
“We know we are in a very tough group that comprises the host nation France, Norway and Korea,” the gaffer said.
“They are all ahead of Nigeria in women football by FIFA ranking. But ranking does not count when it comes to a competitive match. The Super Falcons will try to hold their own against them.
“It is true that we have been performing below expectation, but I must tell you, the team is improving very well.
“Some of the players have not been training day to day because their clubs are either on break or for some other reasons. I am not bothered about the team now because we are improving everyday.
“We are working really hard to achieve success at the World Cup and I have seen that the players were improving with every game we played against different teams in our buildup so far.
“We shall try to make it to the knockout stages of the World Cup and see how far we can go.”