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Super Falcons arrive U.S. ahead of 4-nation tournament

By Ijeoma Okigbo

The Nigerian Super Falcons arrived in the United States ahead of a four-nation tournament, including Portugal, Jamaica and the United States.

A statement from the communications department of the Nigerian Football Federations (NFF) said so in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nine home players and some members of the technical team left the country on Monday and arrived in Houston on Tuesday morning, according to the statement.

Team head coach Randy Waldrum and a number of overseas-based players are expected to join the team in Houston ahead of Nigeria‘s first game against Jamaica at BBVA Stadium on Thursday.

The nine-time African champions will also face Portugal at the same stadium on Sunday before a game against quadruple World Cup winners USA on June 16 at Stadium Q2.

The game against Nigeria will mark the first time the United States have faced the Super Falcons outside of a world championship.

It would also be only the third friendly against an African country for the Americans, with the previous two coming against South Africa. (NAA)

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