Oshoala wants more games for Falcons


Three-time African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, has called for more fixtures to be arranged for Nigeria’s women’s team, after a friendly against France was confirmed for the coach-less side in April.

The match, scheduled for 4 April in Paris, will be the Super Falcons’ first since winning the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in December 2016.

Oshoala welcomes the fixture but says Nigeria need more games ahead of the qualifiers for this year’s Nations Cup in Ghana.

“It’s a good one, a big step for us and good news for women’s football in Nigeria generally but it’s not enough,” Oshoala, who won the Caf individual prize in 2014, 2016 and 2017, told BBC Sport.

“It’s not about the France game alone, but we need more games like this and we don’t have to plead before we get games,” she added.

This year’s Women’s Nations Cup will take on extra significance as it will also decide the continent’s teams for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

Interestingly, eight-time African Champions Nigeria are still searching for a coach after American Randy Waldrum rejected the opportunity to lead the team last month.


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