Nine-time African champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria on Monday landed in Morocco, hosts country of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).
The delegation departed through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at 6:45 am aboard Royal Air Maroc for the 4 hours 30minutes flight of 3,183 km and arrived at Mohammed V International Airport , Casablanca around 11:20 am.
The contigent of the Nigeria senior women national team has already moved to Morocco’s administrative capital, Rabat where the team will camp for seven days before their crunch opening match of Group C against Bayana Bayana of South Africa in the same city on Monday, 4th July.
The Falcons will also play Botswana (Thursday, 7th July) and Burundi (Sunday, 10th July) in the group phase.
The delegation comprises of 25 players; Head Coach Randy Waldrum; his American female Assistant, Shirley and three Nigerian Assistants- Ann Chiejine, Justine Madugu and Auwal Makwalla as well as the medical crew and backroom staff made the trip.
All four semi-finalists in Morocco will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand next year, with the fifth-placed team handed an opportunity to also gain a place through a Playoff Tournament taking place early next year.
The biggest African women’s football fiesta will kick off on July 2 and will end on July 23, 2022.