AWCON 2018: We are here to protect our birthright – Ordega

AWCON 2018: We are here to protect our birthright – Ordega

Washington Spirit forward Francisca Ordega has warned that the Super Falcons of Nigeria are in Ghana to protect their birthright back and the win against Zambia is just the beginning of what they hope to achieve.

Speaking in the post match conference after her player of the match performance against Zambia, the Super Falcons forward was asked if the win signals a turn around for the team and the Washington Spirit forward said: “Sure, it is. This is not the end, this is the beginning. We are a team that never gives up, no matter what happens we fight till the end.

“The last game was not the best performance from us but I promise from this victory today we are going to go all out to get our birthright back. We’re here for business, we’re not here for anything else so this is the beginning.”

Francisca Ordega provided the vital pass with which Desire Oparanozie opened the scoring against Zambia before adding a beautiful curler to ease the pressure on the defending champions. Speaking on what inspired her woman of the match performance she said: “I can’t tell exactly what happened or how it happened but it’s not just about me, it’s about the team.

“The last game was horrible and being a professional it wasn’t the best for me, my team mates and my country. I just said to myself that I’m one of the experienced players in the team and most of the young players are looking up to me, for me to do my best and my contribution will go a long way in the team so I just gave it all out because we needed this win.”

The Super Falcons face Equatorial Guinea next on Saturday evening by 5pm Nigerian time and a comprehensive win should see the Super Falcons go through.

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