Falcons’ Coach Says Gambia Will Fall Again In Lagos


Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons’ coach, Thomas Dennerby has promised that his lasses will pick a ticket to this year’s African Women’s Nations Cup against Gambia on Monday in Lagos.

The Falcons are set to host the Gambians in the second leg of their final qualifier at Agege Stadium, Lagos on Monday, ahead of which Dennerby says he is sure they make it to Ghana 2018.

With Nigeria leading 1-0 from the first leg in Banjul, Dennerby says Falcons are set to hook a place in the 11th AWCON at the expense of Gambia’s Queen Scorpions.

Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long range strike was the difference between both teams at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Wednesday, meaning the eight –time champions will not be under intense pressure at home.

On Friday, just like the Falcons, the Queen Scorpions arrived in Lagos, and trained on Saturday morning ahead of the official training at the match venue on Sunday.

Veteran goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, who was between the sticks in Bakau, will most likely have Faith Michael, Ngozi Ebere, Josephine Chukwunonye and Onome Ebi in front of her, with Halimat Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi and Captain Rita Chikwelu (who missed the first leg in Bakau) to string things in midfield.

Reigning African Woman Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega and Anam Imo are available for the demolition job at the fore.

Dennerby concluding by asserting that he sees no sign of the holders imploding on home soil, and says the Falcons will maintain their record of appearing in every edition of the competition for African women footballers.


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