The Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club in South Africa, Osita Okeke on Monday called for the injection of new players into the Super Falcons.
Nigeria on Saturday in Accra, Ghana, defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalty kicks to win the 11th edition of the African Women Cup of Nations.
The chairman told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Johannesburg, South Africa, that there was the need for the team's handlers to reorganize the team.
He said: “We rejoice with Nigerians on the spectacular victory by the Falcons.
“Winning the African women's football title nine times is not easy. But we appeal to the handlers of the team to take stock of the tournament and reorganise the team.” Okeke said
Okeke notes that Nigeria would achieve success at the 2019 female FIFA World Cup in France if the handlers introduce young and talented players into the team.
He said: “We observed during the tournament that some of the Super Falcons players are no longer young.
“So, it is important to introduce new players into the team before the World Cup.”
Okeke also urged the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to commence early preparation for the World Cup by organising friendly international games for the women's senior national team.
He commended the NFF for paying the players their bonuses all through the tournament in Ghana.
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