We ‘ll attack Senegal, Super Falcons vow
Players of the Super Falcons have vowed to attack their Senegalese counterparts from beginning till the end in tomorrow’s Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers in Dakar.
The Coach Florence Omagbemi-led Falcons arrived the Senegalese capital yesterday for the first leg of the game scheduled for Stade Demba Diop tomorrow in Dakar.
An official of the team who spoke with The Guardian on phone shortly after the team settled down yesterday said that the players are still in pain following their failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics Games.
“They have now vowed to attack the Senegalese from the blast of the whistle till the end of the match because they don’t want a repeat of what happened during their Olympics qualifiers last year.
“They are saying that Senegal won’t stand any chance in this game. We have to qualify for the Nations Cup, no matter the tricks by the Senegalese. Don’t forget that we are the defending champions and the focus of the players is that Nigeria must be in Cameroun later this year to defend the title.
Our target is to score as many goals as possible here so that the return leg in Abuja will be a mere formality,” the official said.
The Falcons will host the Senegalese in the reverse fixture on April 12 in Abuja. Senegal defeated Guinea to qualify to this stage of the qualifiers.
The team arrived Dakar’s Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport at about 3am on Wednesday, and has already settled down. The players had their first training at the Stade Demba Diop yesterday evening.Tomorrow’s game at the Stade Demba Diop, Dakar, will start at 5.pm Senegal time (6pm Nigeria time).
The Falcons delegation has 18 players including Arsenal Ladies forward, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, Onome Ebi, Josephine Chukwunonye, Ngozi Okobi and Evelyn Nwabuoku.
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