Super Falcons forward Desire Oparanozie insists the side can take a lot of positives from Monday’s friendly encounter against Canada despite the 2-1 defeat to the North Americans. Oparanozie scored the Super Falcons only goal of the match for the African champions with a sublime finish in the 27th minute after she was set up by the impressive Uchenna Kanu.
Canada, who are ranked fifth in the world rallied back after the break with goals from Beckie Janine and substitue Sophie Schmidt.“Wasn’t the result we hoped for, but we keep working hard. Lots of positives to take away from this game. We work on 2 – 1 defeat against Canada,” Oparanozie tweeted.
The Super Falcons last Friday defeated Icelandic Women’s topflight side UMF Selfoss 6-1 in their previous friendly encounter.
Thomas Dennerby’s ladies will now focus their attention on the WAFU Women’s tournament In Cote d’Ivoire as they continue their build up ahead of 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. They will face hosts France, Norway and Korea Republic in Group A at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.