Ahead of the crucial semi-final clash with the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), the Super Falcons of Nigeria have declared their readiness to fight till the end to make Nigeria proud.
Speaking to the media after a light training session in preparation for the game the girls revealed that it will be a difficult, tough and tight game but they are prepared for the battle ahead.
Some of the players which took time out to share their thoughts on the game include current African female footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, Rita Chikwelu, Onome Ebi and Francisca Ordega.
Here is what they all had to say:
Asisat Oshoala: “It’s going to be a very difficult game obviously. They (Cameroon) are a very good and difficult side to play; and it’s been really difficult everytime we meet them but everything is good.
“The girls are in good condition and we want to thank everyone making sure that this camp has been in order so come Tuesday, everyone is ready to give 100%.
Onome Ebi: “Cameroon is a very strong team. All my players and Nigerians know that they are a tough side so we are expecting to have a very tough game but with our preparation and hardwork, I believe the day is going to be ours.
“Although they are little better than the team we played in the final in 2016 but it’s the same with our team, we’ve also improved. So we know we will get a very tough fight and we’re ready for it.”
Francisca Ordega: “I don’t know much about them (Cameroon) but I know they have a lot of professionals just like Nigeria. They are more physical than us and experienced as well.
“I don’t know much about the current team but I know they are a tough team to beat and we will get settled on Tuesday.”
Rita Chikwelu: “Everybody knows it won’t be an easy game. We expected to play either Cameroon or Ghana and now we have Cameroon in the semi-final, we are going to give all we have to ensure we qualify for the final.”
Some of the big guns in the team have spoken and it is expected that they live up to expectation and defend the Nigerian badge. Especially considering that the coach of the Indomitable Lionesses, Joseph Ndoko has said that his team will be out for revenge against the Super Falcons come Tuesday, having previously defeated them in the finals of the last two editions to lift the AWCON trophy.