Nigeria women to face France in April friendly

After months of inactivity, the Super Falcons will play the French women side in an international friendly in April

Nigeria senior women team will play France in an international friendly on April 4 in Paris, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed.

The reigning African queens had not played a match since they won the Africa Women's Cup of Nations title in December 2016 in Cameroon, where they piped the hosts 1-0 in the final.

But to atone for their neglect, the Nigeria Football Federation has secured the friendly date with the Les Bleues despite the recent fall out with Randy Waldrum as technical adviser.

Confirming in a statement, the NFF president Amaju Pinnick also announced that a new foreign coach will be hired for the team in coming days.

“It is unfortunate that the coach (Randy Waldrum) we had contacted and approved for the Super Falcons’ job opted for something else before the contract was signed, but that is water under the bridge and we have moved on," said Pinnick.

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“In a few weeks, we will unveil a highly qualified Coach for the team and we will then take it from there.

“Already, we have signed a contract for a friendly match with the women’s national team of France for 4th April 2018 in Paris," he concluded.

The expected new gaffer will lead the team to the Wafu Women's Cup in Abidjan scheduled to be held from February 10-24.