The Super Falcons of Nigeria touched down in Ghana on Saturday ahead of their AWCON qualifiers return league against the Black Queens at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Super Falcons won the first league encounter in Nigeria on Wednesday by 2-0 in the ongoing African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers.
According to the Media Communication Officer of the Nigerian female national team Mrs. Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu, they hope to sustain their lead in Accra to book a place in the upcoming AWCON tournament in Morocco.
In an interview with Mrs. Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu on ghanasportspage.com, she stated ”For every player or every team you just need to be optimistic. Both teams want to win but the team that wins is the one with more hunger. We are coming with two goals lead and we hope to sustain that and not to try to concede but very confident that we will bypass this thing.
“We came with best legs, we have very experienced defense and this is the team totally different from the one that was paraded during the Aisha Buhari Cup. We are optimistic that we will be on top.” She said.
Of course, we are not here to joke, we are here for business, we are nine(9) time African Champions and we want to increase the number of times we have won the African Championship, we want to lead every African Country to maintain our record” She added.
Not really, the only player that seems to be a threat to our team is the one who was wearing the number five(5) jersey during the first leg clash in Nigeria [Grace Asantewaa], a fine deliberate player, she has a relationship with the ball, she knows what want to do with the ball. she told Ghanasportspage.com
The Super Falcons played their first international game against Ghana on 16 February 1991 with a 5-1 victory over the Black Queens.
Nigeria won the previous AWCON tournament after beating Bayana Bayana of South Africa in the finals. The competition was held in Ghana.
The second leg is scheduled for Sunday October 24 in Accra.
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