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Falcons 100 per cent ready for Ghana, says Oshoala

By Alex Monye
20 October 2021   |   4:07 am
Super Falcons Captain, Asisat Oshoala, believes Nigeria will overcome Black Queens of Ghana to qualify for the Morocco 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Championship ...

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Super Falcons Captain, Asisat Oshoala, believes Nigeria will overcome Black Queens of Ghana to qualify for the Morocco 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Championship (AWCON). Both teams will meet in the first leg of the qualifying tie today at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos.

Oshoala who is hopeful that the Nigerian girls are ready to subdue the Black Queens for the ticket, however, acknowledged, “Ghana will be a tough match because the team is one of the best in Africa’s women football. But we are focused on the game.

“We had a training camp in Austria and also played in the Aisha Buhari Cup, which is good preparation for the team.

“We have prepared well, but we know it will be a very competitive tie. At the end of the day, Falcons will qualify for the championship,” she said 

The reverse fixture of the qualifying tie will hold on Sunday with the winner over the two legs qualifying for the Morocco 2022 African Women Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, Oshoala has explained that her foundation’s main target is to unearth young talented women footballers from the grassroots.

The Barcelona FC women team’s top striker expressed her delight that some of her foundation’s discoveries have been injected into the Super Falcons, adding that exposing two girls, who recently played for the U-20 team in a World Cup qualifier, is another milestone achievement of the Asisat Oshoala Foundation Football4girls project.
 
Among the players discovered and nurtured by the foundation are Rashidat Ajibade and Chidinma Okeke, who now play for Super Falcons.

Apart from the Asisat Football4girls tourney, the foundation also has a Football4hope, Inspire Girls Africa, Back to School and food projects. It also makes key donations to schools and communities. The 2021 edition of the Football4girls project will hold in December.