FINLAND OKAYS SUPER FALCONS FRIENDLY
By Fidelis Ebu
Efforts by the Super Falcons chief coach, Uche Eucharia to keep the players in competitive mood ahead of the Germany 2011 Fifa Women World Cup in June received a boost at the weekend as Finland FA accepted to play the Nigerian flagbearers in May.
It was gathered that the arrangement to have Hungary and Norway to engage the Falcons was yet to be fruitful, as the venue and date have remained unresolved.
NFF president, Aminu Maigari had promised credible friendly games to prepare the Falcons for the Germany Fifa Women World Cup finals.
While confirming May 17, 2011 for the international friendly between the Falcons and Finland in Helsinki, the NFF Chief Media Officer, Ademola Olajire said the football house was still waiting for the response from Hungary and Norway to chose dates and venue.
'Finland have accepted to play an international game with our Super Falcons on May 17, 2011 in Helsinki. However, we are yet to get confirmation from Hungary and Norway for our request.
The Scandinavian countries are strong in women football which was why we are happy over Finland's confirmation, and would still push to get Norway approve our request for a friendly', Ademola Olajire said yesterday.
The NFF spokesman said the federation was yet to decide where the team's handler, Uecharia would attend her re_fresher course.
He stated that NFF was considering between England and Germany where the Falcons' technocrat would refresh her memory on women football for the Germany Fifa Women World Cup finals.