Nigeria international and Rivers Angels skipper Evelyn Nwabuoku
believes that the women national team otherwise known as Super Falcons are on track to being the African football powerhouse they were in the past despite the added pressure.
In a BBM chat with riversangels80.blogsot.com, ahead of the first leg tie of Namibia 2014 African Women Championship qualifier against Sierra Leone on 15th February, Evelyn says that the girls were ready for any challenge Sierra Leone may throw at them.
“We are gradually coming back to our previous status as Africa’s
powerhouse of football, so it’s just left for us to keep the focus, prepare hard and make the glory days return.
In the past three editions of the AWC, the Nigerian female senior side have twice relinquished their status as the numero uno, with
Equatorial Guinea giving the West Africans a run for their money.
“We know our fans need more in games we will be playing in 2014, that is why we want to make them proud and wrestle what belongs to us from our bitter rivals Equatorial Guinea
“Starting on a new ground gives us the extra edge to prepare well,
because we know that other teams do the same just because they want to play us,” she added.
The Edwin Edem Okon led Super Falcons will resume training on 6th
January 2014 ahead of the two-legged encounter against their West
African neighbours, Sierra Leone.