Former Super Falcons coach, Kadiri Ikhana has disclosed that the success of the Super Falcons at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada is hinged on the support they get from the Nigeria Football Federation.
Ikhana, who led the Super Falcons to a fourth place finish at the 2012 African Women’s Championship in Equatorial Guinea, also tipped Nigeria and USA to advance from the group that has Australia and Sweden.
He backed the girls to do well just as he thinks exposure to top quality friendly games will help the team get to the quarter-final stage, at least, when the competition begins.
“I have no doubt at all about the chances of the group stage. The draw is tough, but I expect the Super Falcons and the USA to qualify from the group,” Ikhana told Goal.
“I am optimistic that if the Falcons get adequate preparations, they will go as far as the semi finals,” he said.
“The NFF should arrange some top quality friendly matches with countries like China, France, Norway and Japan or even England,” he continued.
“Sweden and Australia from that group will not be pushovers but the experience and quality of USA and Nigeria will overpower them.
“The NFF should also support the coaches to improve on the game ahead,” he concluded.