Super Falcons battle top rivals, Cameroon for AWCON 2018 finals ticket

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By Olusola ‘Jide @jide_olusola

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will tomorrow battle the Lioness of Cameroon for a final slot in the ongoing 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations in Accra.

Super Falcons over the years have been a stumbling block to the Lionesses’ quest to win their first African title after denying them in 1991, 2004, 2014 and 2016 which are the only times Cameroon have ever reached the Nations Cup Finals.

Similarly, tomorrow’s match would be a revenge match for Cameroon who lost in the 2016 finals on home soil to the Falcons.

Desire Oparanozie’s 86th minute goal was enough to hand the defending champions their 10th AWCON title.

After booking a place at the semi-final of the competition, Dennerby while speaking to is aware that a qualification spot to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup at stake which solely lies on the Cameroon game.

“The match that awaits us against Cameroon promises to be exciting because it was the poster of the last two finals. Final before the latter? Why not.

“In any case, we have been very effective against Zambia and Equatorial Guinea with ten goals in two games. On that side, it’s going strong. Perhaps a favorable omen.”

In the same vein, speaking with The SportsBay, the Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Sanusi Mohammed is confident the Falcons will overrun the Lioness.

“Now we slugging it out against the Lioness of Cameroon today, we are not new to them and they are not new to us. We know ourselves for long. The last time we met we defeated them to win the trophy”.

“Now they will be out to do what we did to them in their home. Our girls are very much aware of that and I believe the technical crew is working to ensure we overrun them and emerge victorious. Once we do that we know we have qualified for the World Cup, he said.”


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