22nd September, 2010
Chief Coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Uche Eucharia, has declared that her teamÂ are not afraid of South Africa and other countries in their group.
Nigeria were drawn with the Bayana Bayana of South Africa, Mali and Tanzania for the 7thÂ Africa Womenâ€™s Championship.
Eucharia, who was among the dignitaries that witnessed the draws held at the BirchwoodÂ Hotel, Ekurhuleni City, South Africa, told internationalÂ journalists that the FalconsÂ will not only qualify from the group but go on to win the tourney.
â€œI am excited with our group. I know that everybody will be looking forward to Nigeriaâ€™sÂ match against the hosts, South Africa. It is going to be tough but my target is to winÂ the title we lost two years ago in Equatorial Guinea,â€ she said.
Eucharia, who was a member of the Super Falcons that played at theÂ FIFA Women World CupÂ in 1991 in China, said the team will embark on a training tour of Canada to play topÂ friendly matches before the tourney, which will be held from 31 October to 14 November atÂ the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton and Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa, in the EkurhuleniÂ Municipality of the Gauteng Province in South Africa.
Meanwhile former coach of the Falcons, Paul Hamilton told P.M.Sports early today that heÂ was pleased with the draws, adding that Nigeria will qualify from the group stage. HeÂ said there is no team that can stop the Falcons. He also stated that Nigeria’s matchÂ against South Africa will be a game to watch.
â€œNigeria has an easy group because there is no country that will give the team muchÂ problem .Nigeria’s match against South Africa will be a big challenge for the Falcons,â€Â he said.