Following the completion of the first games in all groups for CAF contingents, the Super Falcons of Nigeria remained the best-performing team after Zambia, South Africa, and Morocco all recorded a loss in their first group games.
All the four CAF representative nations at the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup have all lost their first games in a deplorable tie except for Nigeria who had a barren draw against Canada.
A Synopsis of the four African teams:
Germany 6-0 Morocco
Lionesses of Atlas had a scandalous outing at the World Cup after their 6-0 emphatic loss to Germany in Group H. They stayed at the bottom of the game and must now win two of their games to rise to the hope of qualification to the knock-round.
Japan 5–0 Zambia
The Chipolopolo ladies were another African country to suffer heavy defeat at the ongoing World Cup. They were beaten to a pulp in a 5-0 thriller match. Zambia, who also sits at the bottom of their group, requires two wins to advance to the next round.
Sweden 2-1 South Africa
Sweden came from a 0-1 goal down in the 48th minute to claim all three points against Bayana Bayana of South Africa. South Africa, who also required a convincing victory in their next two games, are without a point in Group H,
Canada 0-0 Nigeria
Despite conceding an early penalty, the Super Falcons of Nigeria remains the only African representative to have earned a point and a clean sheet after all African contingents had their first group games. The ten women Falcons put up a resilient effort, denying Canada all efforts during their barren draw.
Despite what preceded between the NFF and the team’s head coach just days to kick off the World Cup, the girls have put every one of those horrendous occurrences behind them and have promised to make Nigerians proud.
The Falcons will advance to the knock-out round if they can beat host Australia and at least take a point against the Republic of Ireland.