2024 Paris Olympics: Super Falcons to camp in Spain, play top friendly

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have proposed for the Super Falcons to set up training camp in Spain in July for the Paris Olympics and play a warm-up game there against one of the qualifiers of the summer games.

Nigerians are making a return to the multi-sport event for the first time in 16 years thanks a nervy 1-0 aggregate triumph over reigning African champions, South Africa in April.

The NFF, according to sources, has sent out invitation letters to players of the Super Falcons to train in Spain ahead of the competition to acclimatize to the weather conditions of France.

The initial plan was for the nine-time African champions to hold a foreign or local camp in the ongoing FIFA women’s international window between 28 May to June 4, during which Randy Waldrum sought to do an open screening for his new additions ahead of the championship.

However, the NFF could not favour the plan due to unconfirmed reasons but already moved on to make arrangement for a pre-tournament training camp in Spain, holding from 5 to 16 July.

During the camp, the Super Falcons are scheduled take on one of the high-profile teams (name withheld) in Group A, featuring hosts France, Canada, New Zealand and Colombia.

According to the team’s schedule,  the Grade A friendly match will likely come up July 15 – a day before the team departs for the tournament in France.

Nigeria are drawn against reigning world champions Spain, Japan and South American champions Brazil in Group C at the Paris Olympics holding from July 25 to August 10.

The West Africans will open their campaign against Brazil at Stade de Bordeaux on July 25 before taking on Spain three days later in Nantes and later Japan on July 31 at the same venue.( (NigeriaFootball.ng )

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