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Women’s World Cup: FIFPRO steps in to assist Super Falcons over bonus dispute

14 players in Super Falcons camp as Nnadozie, Echegini & 9 others arrive Abuja

Africa’s best goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, Juventus’ midfielder Jennifer Echegini and nine other players have touched down the Super Falcons base in Abuja on Tuesday ahead of their double-header against South Africa. The Randy Waldrum-led side will lock horns against the Banyana Banyana across two legs for a place in this summer’s Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Other arrivals include veteran defender Osinachi Ohale, midfield maestro Toni Payne,...

Women’s Champions League: Malawi’s Chawinga influential as PSG end Man United’s European journey

Women’s Champions League: Malawi’s Chawinga influential as PSG end Man United’s European journey

Malawi sensation Tabita Chawinga provided an assist as Paris Saint-Germain defeated Manchester United 3-1 and 4-2 on aggregate at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night. Both sides played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg but it was PSG that got into the ascendancy in the return leg as Lieke Mertens opened the scoring in the 17th minute when she scored a rebound off...

Women’s World Cup: Nnadozie, Kgatlana, Chebbak & Africa’s best XI

Women’s World Cup: Nnadozie, Kgatlana, Chebbak & Africa’s best XI

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 began with high hopes for the four African contingents—South Africa, Morocco, Zambia, and Nigeria—that qualified for the Mundial, but unfortunately, they have crashed out at the round of 16. Banyana Banyana, Atlas Lionesses, and the Super Falcons all made it to the knockout phase, making it the first time in history that three African teams all qualified from the group...

Women’s world Cup: Facts & figures behind a record-breaking group stage

Women’s world Cup: Facts & figures behind a record-breaking group stage

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup began with all the necessary buzz, seeing as it is the biggest edition of the Mundial yet, and after 126 goals scored from 48 matches across eight groups in the first phase, the tournament has taken much-needed shape. From tournament debutants to unexpectedly shocking results that left the whole world stupefied to record breakers like Nigeria, Morocco, and South Africa—who...