Falcons coach, Eucheria Uche said that Nigeria will bounce back to reckoning in continental female football, after the Falcons’ five year reign was terminated by Equatorial Guinea at the last African Women Championship.
Uche said after the 2010 AWC draws in South Africa that Nigeria made mistakes at the last edition. And according to her, the Falcons have risen from the ash of that dismal outing 2008 in Malabo and are ready to start a new run of success.
“We have rectified the mistakes that led to our defeat against Equatorial Guinea two years ago.
“In fact we are preparing to come and retrieve the trophy we lost two years ago,” said the former international.
She added that South Africa’s Bayana Bayana were worthy opponents, but the Falcons will play hard and win in the tournament.
She disclosed that the team will play a series of friendly games ahead of the Championship billed to start October 31.
“The draw was conducted in a transparent and fair manner. We relish the prospects of facing hosts and strong rivals South Africa.”
Nigeria is grouped with hosts South Africa, Mali and debutants Tanzania.
Defending champions Equatorial Guinea are seeded in group B which also features Algeria, Cameroon, and Ghana.