Decision Time For Super Falcons, As Nigeria Host Cote d’ Ivoire


The Super Falcons of Nigeria will in Abuja, Nigeria, seek for a double over their counterparts from Cote d’Ivoire after a 2-1 win from the first leg in Abidjan a fortnight ago.

If the team win the reverse fixture they would qualify for the 7th  African Women’s Championship, AWC in a row.

The seven places for the 7th  AWC, tagged “South Africa 2010” will be determined after this weekend’s second leg matches of the final round and the Super Falcons, who have won the AWC for a record five times would be going for the jugular of the visitors.

African Queens, Equatorial Guinea and five-time champions, the Super Falcons lead the pack of teams bidding for places at the continental event.

Equatorial Guinea, who stunned the entire African football family two years ago to dethrone perennial champions Nigeria, look set to confirm their place at the South Africa-bound event to defend the title, with a home tie against Namibia in Malabo.

Ghana’s Black Queens, regular participants at the biennial championship since 1998 will face the Teranga Lionesses of Senegal at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

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With a lone goal advantage, E.K. Edusei, the head coach of the Black Queens is counting on the improved confidence and discipline of his team to record a double over their guests.

“We want to win badly and the Senegalese can’t stand on our way. I’m sure they will also try to score and this will give us the opportunity to also open up, but I have no doubts we will win.”

The Twiga Stars of Tanzania are on course for their first ever qualification to a major championship after beating Eritrea 8-1 in the first leg.

In pursuit of that, the Tanzanians have pitched camp in climatic conditions comparable to Asmara to acclimatize ahead of the second leg fixture.

In Bamako, Mali will play host to Guinea, Cameroon against DR Congo in Yaoundé whilst Tunisia square up against Algeria in Tunis.

The winners will join hosts South Africa for the final tournament fixed for September.

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