Despite failing to get any victory in any of their three matches at the just-concluded 2021 Summer Series invitational tournament in the United States, Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum has given his Ladies a pass mark.
The Super Falcons early Thursday morning (Wednesday night in Texas) rounded off their 10-day campaign at the Summer Series with a 2-0 defeat against reigning world champions, the United States.
Though the nine-time African champion gave a spirited display, it was not enough to deny the Americans from extending their unbeaten run to 42 games.
Before the game against the Americans, the Super Falcons had lost their opening game of the Series to the Jamaicans by a lone goal and had to come from behind to rescue a 3-3 draw against Portugal in the second match three days later.
Speaking on the Super Falcons overall performance, Waldrum believes the ladies have not done badly.
The American coach who led the Super Falcons to three wins out of three in his first tournament in charge with the team, in Turkey in February, believes the Summer Series have been useful in the discovery of new legs in the absence of a number of tested internationals, and exposure to top-quality opposition that the team could confront in major championships.
He said: “The Summer Series have come at a good time for us, as we were able to see a number of new players. The girls also came up against strong teams and did not fare badly.
“Lessons have been learnt and I am delighted with our performance and general attitude on and off the pitch.”