FALCONS’LL REMAIN SUPREME IN SOUTH AFRICA –PETER
African Women Championship
Falcons’ll remain supreme in South Africa –Peter
By RICHARD JIDEAKA, Abuja
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
•Super Falcons celebrating after winning the African Women Championship in Warri, Delta State in 2006.
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Nigeria’s senior women team, the Super Falcons have been tipped to regain the African Women Championship (AWC) title they lost two years ago in Equatorial Guinea when the 7th edition held in South Africa from October 29.
Assistant Secretary General (Technical) with the NFA, James Peters disclosed this while reacting to the draws which had Nigeria, host South Africa, Mali and Tanzania in Group A.
According to Mr. Peters, the Super Falcons have what it takes to regain the trophy with the injection of players from the national Under-20 and Under-17 squads adding that with a blend of the players, the Falcons would be too hot to handle in South Africa.
“The draw is good in that we know the South Africans very well just as they know us, but we have a joker which they don’t know yet. Tanzania will be difficult because they have a good women football development programme, which their American-trained Nigerian coach has been piloting.
“Although Victor Adesina had done a good job with the Tanzanian team, I can’t see them emerging ahead of Nigeria and South Africa. Mali will not pose much problem because they are just beginners in women football. I am optimistic Nigeria will top the group and go ahead to win the cup,” he stated. The Super Falcons meanwhile, will turn up for the AWC with a four nation invitational tournament in South Korea from October 17 to 23.