Super Falcons To Tour Morocco, Play Turkish Cup Next Year

The Super Falcons have been penciled in for participation at the 2021 Turkish Women Cup, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced.

The tournament is scheduled for February 15 to 25, 2021 in Alanya, Turkey.

The women’s national team will also play a two-match tour of Morocco also in February, the NFF confirmed following a meeting of its Executive Committee in Abeokuta on Monday.

An NFF statement say the arrangements are to ensure the Super Falcons are kept “busy in a period of long inactivity occasioned by the postponement of the 12th edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations to year 2022.”

The Women’s AFCON, of which Nigeria are defending champions, was one of many tournaments originally scheduled for 2020 but forced to be postponed due to the disruption to the CAF calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The current Africa champions have been inactive for nearly 14 months since they failed to secure qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics against Cote d’Ivoire.

The tournament in Turkey and the tour of Morocco will be the first official outing for American Randy Waldrum who was appointed as Super Falcons head coach in October to replace Swede Thomas Dennerby.

The NFF also approved the participation of the U17 Boys National Team, Golden Eaglets, at WAFU B Tournament with a view to qualifying for the 2021 Africa U17 Cup of Nations.

The Executive Committee also approved the Financial Statement of the Federation for the year 2020, as well as the proposed budget of the sum of N5,625,942,790.00 for the year 2021.