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2015 FIFA Women World Cup Blame Federal Government if Nigeria fails - Chris Alor

ALor calls for proper preparation for the Super Falcons as they prepare for the 2015 FIFA Women World Cup where they will face USA, Sweden and Australia in Group D

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President Goodluck Jonathan hosted the Super Falcons after their seventh Africa Women Championship triumph in Namibia play

President Goodluck Jonathan hosted the Super Falcons after their seventh Africa Women Championship triumph in Namibia

(The Nation Online)

The Super Falcons have represented Nigeria and the African continent at the Women World Cup since 1991 but they have only have gone beyond the group stage - in 1999; they missed out of the World Cup in 2011.

On seven occasions they have won the African Women Championship, with the recent coming last year in Namibia but have failed to reciprocate the same on the World stage; the problem traced to one thing which they have always craved, Motivation and appreciation.

Former coach of the women junior team, Falconets, Christopher Alor described the situation as hindering and holds the federal government responsible if the country does not do well at this year’s Women World Cup, Canada 2015.

"I'm impressed with the standard of play, only that our girls can play better if they are well motivated. Like the Falcons, if they are motivated, they are going to shake the world and do better than they have been doing. They have good technical crew and mature girls both at home and abroad.

"I'm not happy with the Federal government because how can a team go outside and perform and when they come back it takes them days and months to get rewarded.

"Imagine, you are telling a girl playing football that you are giving scholarship and she is not ready to read.

"Some of them don't want to read and that is some of the problems encountered in women football. So when they come back like this, you motivate them with job or financial reward."

Alor urged the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to speed up preparations with high profile friendlies to keep the girls in good shape for when they will face their Group D opponents, USA, Sweden and Australia.

If you are not well prepared, you prepare to face the odds. In preparation for World Cup, you have to camp these girls for a long time. And they go for playing tour - they play friendly matches.

“So you camp about 35 players, go for friendly matches and training tours. Before you go for the World Cup, you will see that those girls will be at the highest peak.

"Preparation means going out of the shore of your country to play good teams like Germany, Japan, England and Brazil. I know it will cost a lot, but if they want these girls to shine at the World Cup that is what they should do," Alor said in chat with Goal.

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