The Super Falcons side arrived in Larnaca on Tuesday morning ahead of their 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup opener against Austria on Wednesday. Having left Nigeria on Sunday, the African queens traveled through Cairo, Egypt, where they had an unscheduled day-long stopover before they hit the Cypriot city.
Nigeria's national women's team finally recorded their first win of the year. The Super Falcons suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to hosts China in their first game of the competition. After starting 2019 with a loss, the Super Falcons aimed to bounce back against the Romanians.
The Super Falcons were thrashed 3-0 in the opening game of the four-Nation Invitational tournament currently going on in China. They were roundly beaten by the host on Thursday. China scored in the the 9th minute of the game through Zhang Rui. The other goals for the Chinese Ladies came in the 65th minutes with a fine finish from Li Ying off an assist from Wu Shuiang.
The Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, on Monday read that a delegation comprising of 16 players and nine officials, departed Nigeria aboard an Egypt Air flight on Monday afternoon. “The contingent is expected to arrive in the Chinese city of Meizhou, in the Guangdong province of the world’s most populous nation on Tuesday evening.
This award is very big for me, I love it because I saw it when I was young and I always had a dream to win it one day,” Salah said when collecting his trophy for his 2018 exploits. “I’m proud to win it twice, I must thank my family and my team mates, and I dedicate this award to my country, Egypt,” Mo Salah said.