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    France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: A marker for greater things!

    The curtains have been drawn on this year’s edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the event in France saw numerous gains achieved in Women’s football on a global level. In the spirit of advocacy, I launched the Slay-Ballers campaign to bring more awareness to women playing soccer particularly in the face of an ever-widening gender gap when compared to the men’s game. France 2019 saw a clear upgrade in the hitherto low standard of women’s football. The quality of soccer on display by the ladies this summer in France has been remarkably high, so much that many people have forgotten that two big regional men’s events (the AFCON…

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    THE SLAY BALLERS 2019 – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – USA VS NETHERLANDS

    USA vs. Netherlands The big day is finally here! The United States will play the Netherlands in the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Sunday. The reigning World and European champions square off in Lyon on Sunday in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. There couldn’t be any more contrast in the pedigree of these teams going into this match with the USWNT making their third consecutive appearance in the final (winning the last one after losing the last one to Japan) and the Netherlands making only their first and in the process becoming the eighth different country to play in a final and the fourth European…

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    THE SLAY BALLERS 2019 – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – ENGLAND VS SWEDEN

    England vs. Sweden The third-place match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be two teams who fought so hard and would have been just as deserving of playing in the final. England who are aiming to secure the bronze medal for the second consecutive World Cup after seeing off Germany in extra time at this exact stage in 2015 take on Sweden who are no stranger at this stage either having contested and won the bronze-medal match twice previously . This is the first match between these countries at a World Cup. England are expected to have the edge when they face Sweden at the Allianz Riviera. The…

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    THE SLAYBALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – SWEDEN VS NETHERLANDS

        Netherlands vs. Sweden I would say the match between USA and England yesterday has been one of the most thrilling and dramatic matches I have watched since the beginning of this tournament. From a brilliant header from USA’s Press then an equalizer by Ellen White to Alex Morgan scoring her 6th goal of the tournament on her birthday. We later saw a very dramatic second half as the decision of VAR was very critical. It was indeed intense. From VAR confirming an offside goal by Ellen White for the English team and the controversial penalty that was given but missed and finally to the red card given to…

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    MY LOVE FOR SOCCER.

    When a friend heard I was writing about soccer and life lessons from playing soccer, he protested. “Your women readers won’t understand the game.”  Really?  The interest in woman’s soccer is surging.  The 2015 Women’s World Cup final was the third most watched football match in history with nearly 23 million viewers in the host country; 750 million viewers were reported to have watched the tournament worldwide. This is a game I have come to love as a kid having played as the only female among boys like Kolawole Balogun, Koleola Balogun, Seyi Omolade, Sunkanmi Olugbamigbe, my twin broter and some boys too here and there as a teenage girl…

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    THE SLAYBALLERS 2019 – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP – ENGLAND VS USA

    The FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup is gradually coming to an end and we are presently at the semi-final stage where we have a couple of mouthwatering fixtures to enjoy. England take on the only non-European team left in the competition and defending champions USA while Sweden take on European champions Netherlands in an all European Showdown. The Lionesses will be looking to go one stage better than they did in Canada as they take on tournament favorites USA while the USWNT will be looking to make a return to the final as they look to successfully defend their title when they take to the field in Lyon. Having knocked…

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    THE SLAY BALLERS 2019 – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – ITALY VS NETHERLANDS

    Italy vs. Netherlands Today is the last match day of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and there are two interesting matches billed for today in two all-European showdowns. First, Italy take on European champions Netherland and thereafter, tournament favorites, Germany take on Sweden. Our feature match is Italy vs. Netherlands where both teams will be seeking their first semi-final appearance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Italy’s impressive campaign at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, their first in two decades, continued as they made relatively light work of China in their last 16 clash to ensure a clash with the Netherlands in the quarter-finals after narrowly topping their…

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    THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – NORWAY VS. ENGLAND

    Norway take on England in one of the three all-European showdowns in the quarter finals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France having overcome Australia and Cameroon respectively in the previous round. The Three Lionesses who have four wins out of four go into this game on the back of a bad-tempered win over Cameroon in the last 16; their 3-0 triumph over the African nation was marred by VAR controversy and poor refereeing while Norway came dangerously close to being eliminated, as they required a penalty shootout to see off the Maltidas after being taken all the way by 10-woman Australia. England have played some fairly impressive…

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    THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – NETHERLANDS VS JAPAN

    Spain lost out narrowly to the USWNT earlier today and in another similar clash between an established powerhouse and a fast-rising team, the Netherlands take on Japan. At this exact stage of the 2015 World Cup, Japan beat the Netherlands 2-1 and went on to reach their second consecutive final. The Dutch had qualified for that knockout round as one of the four best third-placed teams; they set up this 2019 re-match – a clear evidence of their improvement– by topping their group through an emphatic win. Former world champions Japan are building a team for the future, while the reigning European champions just like the Spanish side are looking…