Nigeria’s senior national women team, the Super Falcons, now have their work cut out having literally been placed in a very tough group for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, taking place in Canada between June 6-July 5.
Placed in Group D, the African champions with tackle former champions United States, Sweden and Australia.
The reigning Africa Champions, whose best outing at the female Mundial was in 1999 in the United States, kick off their campaign against Sweden, who are one of the best female football playing nations in the world.
Cameroon one of the other African team sat the World Cup are in Group C where they will slug it out against defending Champions Japan, Switzerland and Ecuador.
Debutants Cote d’Ivoire, who are Africa’s third flag bearers, is in Group B with Norway, Germany and Thailand.
For the first time 24 teams that will be on parade in next year’s Women’s World Cup to be played across six Canadian cities and will last one month.