The Super Falcons will leave for Ghana on Friday for their second leg of the 2011 All Africa Games qualifier against Ghana’s Black Queens.Both teams finished it 1-1 at the National Stadium, Abuja penultimate Sunday and will do battle for the sole ticket from West Africa Zone B at the Ohene Djan Stadium on Sunday, from 3pm Ghana time (4pm Nigeria time).
Referees officiating the match will be Centre Referee Amina Fall (Senegal); 1st Asst. Ref Aminata Diallo (Senegal); 2nd Asst. Ref Adia Issue Cisse (Senegal); 4th Official Christine Ziga (Ghana). The Match Commissioner is Therese Manguelle from Cameroon.
NIGERIAN WOMEN'S SOCCER CLUB OWNERS HAVE BIG PLANS
The Nigeria Women Football League Club Owners has congratulated the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, on his successful one-year period in office and his victory in the Presidential Election held recently.
The body described the coming of President Jonathan's administration as a blessing to sports, particularly that of women's football and revealed that that female football clubs owners and the women football family in Nigeria have concluded plans to host a big event to celebrate the President's victory at the polls.
"President Jonathan's recent cash incentives to athletes is worthy of commendation. It's been long since sportsmen and sportswomen in Nigeria had it so good. Female footballers who benefited from the gesture came back to us expressing their happiness and stating how delighted they were over the presidential gesture.
"Because of this, we need to do something to let Mr. President know that we are aware of his good intentions for us all in sports country. Our event for him will be a three-in-one programme. It will be to celebrate Mr. President's 1 year in office, his recent re-election and the official launch of our project 'Supports for Super Falcons'."This project was conceptualised by Women Club Owners to rally supports for Super Falcons' preparations to take part in the in the FIFA Women's World Cup Finals of Germany 2011 and also to raise money to sponsor some journalists and some members of female football interest groups to the tournament," Adeoye said.
The club owners' spokesperson expressed his association's appreciations to the Nigerian media for the "pivotal role they had been playing in pushing female football awareness in the Nigerian society. He urged that they do not relent, especially at this crucial period when the number one female team in country are in the throes of preparation for the World Cup Finals.
"This is the time the Super Falcons need the heaviest level of support," Adeoye added.
ANGOLA WNT VOW TO BEAT ZIMBABWE
Angola’s senior women team of football is expected Friday in Harare, Zimbabwe, to play their local counterparts on Sunday, for the second leg match qualifying for the All Africa Games, that will take place in Maputo (Mozambique), in September this year.
To this end, assistant coach, Simão José,said, the team is currently engaged in preparation sessions.
He spoke of the need for a high psychological level of the team, despite the 1-1 draw in the first leg match, in Dundo, eastern Lunda Norte province.
Dr. Cesar Cobian To Head Equatorial Guinea Medical Team
Equatorial Guinea's women's national team has added experienced Spanish medical doctor Cesar Cobian to their team. Dr. Cesar Cobian for 9 years worked with Ennglish premier league side Manchester City and recently with Castellon. He will be the head of the medical team for both men's and women's national teams.
|Zimbabwe's Mighty Warriors At Practice|
Mighty Warriors captain Nomsa “Boyz” Moyo was in a bullish mood yesterday and declared that her charges would go for nothing short of victory against the visiting Angolan team women’s team.
The veteran forward pinpointed the Angolans’ lack of fitness as their major advantage and added that they would try to expose that by playing quick passing football.
“During the first leg in Angola we noticed that their team (the Angolans) lacked match fitness and most of them are unable to last the entire 90 minutes playing with 100 percent effort.
“Because of their lack of fitness they try to cover-up by playing aerial football to cover up for their lack of pace and we will counter that by playing our normal quick passing football,” said Moyo.