Super Falcons eye outright win against Cote d’Ivoire
• Singapore’s Jansen Foo to officiate Nigeria/Brazil friendly
African champions, Nigeria will go for an outright win against Cote d’Ivoire in their Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s football tournament, African qualifying second round first leg clash in Abidjan today, according to Acting Head Coach, Chris Danjuma.
Danjuma told thenff.com on phone from the Ivoirian capital yesterday that a win is non-negotiable as the Super Falcons want to make the return leg in Nigeria on Monday an easier session for themselves.
“We know the Ivoirians are a strong team; we could only beat them on penalties during the WAFU Cup of Nations. However, it is a new day and an altogether new contest on Thursday and we will go for an outright win.
“The Super Falcons have the capacity to dominate and score goals that will make the second leg in Lagos a formality.”
Today’s encounter will take place at the Stade Parc des Sports de Treichville, as from 3.30 p.m. Ivoirian time (4.30 p.m. Nigeria).
The Falcons, who are staying at the Grand Hotel in Abidjan, were expected to have a feel of the match venue during the official training scheduled for 3:30pm Ivoirian time yesterday.
World football –governing body, FIFA has appointed Togolese Vincentia Amedome as referee, with her compatriots Kossiwa Kpadenou, Abra Sitsofe Agbedanou and Edoh Kindedji as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.
Tempa Ndah from Benin Republic will serve as referee assessor, while Fatoumata Guindo from Mali will be match commissioner.
Meanwhile, Singaporean Jansen Foo has been appointed as referee for the prestige international friendly match between Nigeria and Brazil taking place in Singapore on October 13, 2019.
Foo will be assisted by compatriots Abdul Hannan (assistant referee 1), Ong Chai Lee (assistant referee 2) and G. Letchman (fourth official) at the game billed for the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang starting from 8.00 p.m. Singapore time.
It is the first clash between the A teams of both countries since five –time world champions Brazil hit the Super Eagles 3-0 in a friendly game at the National Stadium, Abuja in June 2003.