Canada 2015: Falcons will scale through in Group of death, says Obi Ogbala

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Former Nasarawa Amazons coach Obi Ogbala has described the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup draw held in Ottawa as a fair one for the Super Falcons.
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The reigning African Champions were zoned against two-time champions USA, Australia and Sweden in Group D of the preliminary round of the competition billed for Canada.

Ogbala who once handled Rivers Angels, Pelican Stars and Bayelsa Queens also expressed his optimism that the Falcons will scale through the group stage while advocating for early preparations.

“It is a fair draw. Going by coach Edwin Okon who said he expects any opponent – it’s a fair draw. Our game has come of age,” Ogbala told Goal.

“Our girls are doing us proud and they are giving their all to improve their game. We don’t have any doubt only that we have to push up our preparations and I will implore the NFF to look inward and give the team the best of exposure.

“The game will be played on the pitch and not on pages of newspapers. I know we have to take into consideration the history to look into the future but with the squad I saw at the AWC, I still believe that they are going to give their best.

Meanwhile, Ogbala has advised the technical crew to improve upon the quality of the team that won the seventh African Women Championship in Namibia.

“The technical crew will have to work harder and look inward to give players that didn’t go to the AWC a chance towards building a formidable team,” he continued.

“With that they will be able to size up and match America, Sweden and Australia – I’m not taking anything away from them. They are former world champions and well organised, but I think we will give it a trial and I believe they (Falcons) will do well,” he concluded.

Edwin Okon’s team will begin their Fifa Women’s World Cup campaign against Sweden on June 8 at the Winnipeg Stadium in Canada.

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