Nigeria’s Super Falcons are a dominant force on the African continent, yet despite a clear consistency, the team has only once made it past the group stage in world competition. This summer, the squad will look to better 1999’s quarterfinal performance and stamp some Naija spirit across the pitches of France.
Like the Super Eagles in 2018, Nigeria’s women will wear a kit that’s become an instant classic. The home kit pays subtle homage to Nigeria’s ’94 shirt (worn by Nigeria’s first men’s team to qualify — the Super Falcons have qualified for every tournament since 1991) with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso. Those elements are supercharged through an abstracted feather pattern and hyper colors that extend a power capable of turning heads on and off pitch.
“It is with great pride that I wear the Super Falcons’ jersey to represent my country this summer,” says striker Asisat Oshoala. “The jersey has become synonymous with what Nigeria represents: vibrancy, rich culture, ‘drip’ attitude and potential. I hope that every African girl watching me on the field would find the motivation and support they need to actualize their dreams, be it in football or sport in general.”
The away kit is a refined vision of a classic Nigeria full-green strip.
Vincent Kompany bows out of Manchester City
Vincent Kompany has announced he will leave Manchester City after 11 trophy-laden years to become player-manager of Anderlecht.
The Belgian defender joined City in 2008 and made 360 appearances, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields.
The 33-year-old signed off with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday, where the club captain lifted the trophy after City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete a domestic treble.
“As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out,” Kompany said.
Lamar Odom discloses he used fake penis to pass drug test for Olympics
Lamar Odom has revealed he went to great lengths to play for USA Basketball at the Olympics, using a prosthetic penis to help him pass a drug test.
Lamar comes clean about how he was able to pass the test despite smoking weed on the daily in the summer of ’04 in his soon to be released book, “Darkness to Light”, where he says, “We started googling ‘fake penises’ and studied different ways to beat a drug test.”
“After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black c*** to arrive the next day,” Odom writes in an expert first provided to People … “I unzipped my pants and carefully slid the fake penis through the zipper hole. To get the pee to come out of the tip, I had to squeeze the shaft repeatedly.”
Lamar admits he was “paranoid” the fake penis ruse wouldn’t work once the official tester took the sample at Odom’s home … but he passed with flying colors and was soon heading to Greece with the rest of Team USA.
Unfortunately, Lamar couldn’t help the Americans win the gold medal … in one of our nation’s most embarrassing Olympic moments, a team full of NBA superstars came home with the bronze.
Marcus Rashford delays new contract talks over club’s performance under Solskjaer
Marcus Rashford wants to assess Manchester United intent on rejoining football’s elite before signing his new contract.
United wants the England striker to commit beyond the next two seasons, after which he can move for just training compensation.
But it is understood Rashford wants to be sure the club are heading in the right direction after dropping out of the Premier League top four.
Rashford has played in the Champions League in the last two seasons but will back in the Europa League – the competition he made his explosive debut in three years ago – following United’s end-of-season slump.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will start the rebuilding process this summer and the United boss is looking at exciting young players rather than the marquee signings of the post-Alex Ferguson era.
“Next season we need to get back to how Manchester United play, for me that’s most important,” Rashford wrote this week on social media.
“We need to find that willingness and respond the right way.”
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