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AWCON: We’re here to defend our trophy, says Falcons coach, Omagbemi

Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi, says Nigeria is not in Cameron for the fun of it.

The former captain of the squad currently tinkering the team as coach, guided the Super Falcons to a 6-0 spanking of hapless Mali in their opening game of the African Women;s Cup of Nations (AWCON) taking place in Cameroun.

Speaking at a press conference after the game, Omagbemi said the objective of the Falcons is to return to Nigeria with the trophy.

“This is our first game and we are in the process of finding our feet. We are through with Mali and looking forward to Ghana. Our focus is to defend our trophy and we have just started,” she said.

She said the suqad is a compact unit without any sacred cows:
“Before the match, there was no special talk to a particular player. The technical team spoke to the players collectively and passed on the message to them”.

Commenting on the absence of Guingamp FC forward, Desire Oparanozie in Sunday’s game, the Falcons coach said there was nothing out of place in the player missing the game:
“Desire Oparanozie is fine. She is one of 21 players we have here. The best players for today (against Mali) were those who played”.

She however however showered praise on Arsenal ladies predator, Assisat Ossoala who netted four of the Falcons six goals that downed Mali.

“Asisat Oshoala is a special player and can adjust to any position. She did that today and everyone saw the result,” she stated.

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