Washington Spirit forward Francisca Ordega seems to be regretting her decision to play for the Super Falcons of Nigeria.
According to Ordega, she would have opted for another country because of the lack of support for women’s football in Nigeria, Africanfootball.com reports.
Ordega, who won her third AWCON title in Cameroon last weekend and has represented Nigeria at U17 and U20 levels, believes the neglect of women’s football by the country is most regrettable.
The US-based forward said: “If I had not played for Nigeria at full international level, trust me I would have played somewhere else.
“The U17 and U20 teams have been blamed for the performances at their recent World Cups, but they were poorly prepared for these competitions.
“If this continues, Nigeria will soon cease to be a force in Africa because there will be no future Super Falcons.”
The Falcons are presently in Abuja waiting to be paid off by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after they retained the AWCON at the expense of hosts Cameroon over the weekend.
Super Falcons of Nigeria emerged as African champions once again after a 1-0 victory against the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon on Saturday, December 3.
Desire Oparonozie’s strike in the 84th was the difference as the Falcons edge their opponent right at their very own backyard.