24th October, 2012
Skipper of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Precious Dede has expressed strong confidence in their ability to defeat any team that they come against in their quest to retain the African Women Championship, AWC which kicks off weekend in Equatorial Guinea.
Speaking ahead of their last tune-up game against a selected side in from their Accra, Ghana camp Wednesday, and Dede said she is upbeat that they are capable of retaining the trophy they won in South Africa two years ago.
Dede stated that her optimism is based on the spirit in camp saying “We have what it takes to go all the way in Equatorial Guinea, we the players are very much aware of the task ahead of us and we would do all within our means to retain the trophy with God on our side”.
It would also gathered that coach of the Falcons, Kadiri Ikhana would today drop two more players before heading to venue of the tournament that Nigeria has won for a record six times.
Media Officer of the team, Chisom Mbonu disclosed that they have been training hard for the championship while she also added that the team is mentally ready for the championship.
The team will confront the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroun on 29 October while they will also play Ethiopia and Cote d’ I voire in the group stage.
Meanwhile President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari on Tuesday in Abuja said female football in the country deserves greater care and attention.
He disclosed this much at the official opening ceremony of the first-ever FIFA Women Football Coaching Course, at the Park View Hotel, Maigari traced the history of women football in Nigeria and applauded the three women
National Teams – Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingos – for their various feats in the past 22 years.
BY ADEBOBOLA ALAWODE