International Friendly: Iceland Holds New Zealand


Super Falcon’s next opponent in international friendly New Zealand was held to a draw by Iceland in their game played in the early hours of Saturday.

The game against New Zealand was the second friendly organised for the Nigerian team as part of their readiness for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

On Friday afternoon Super Falcons defeated Haiti 2-1 with goals from Esther Okronkwo and Asisat Oshoala.

It was Iceland that netted the opening goal against New Zealand through Dagný Brynjarsdóttir in the 27th minute before Hannah Wilkinson equalised before halftime.

Wilkinson’s was the first New Zealand goal in the last 6 matches.

Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum said he will need to watch more videos of their matches to determine the game strategy on Tuesday.

They will confront Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Tuesday at the same venue by 4 pm Nigeria time.