Thursday, October 6, 2011

Super Falcons Determined To Whip Lionesses

Head coach of Nigeria’s national women’s football team, Uche Eucharia has invited three players for absentees for the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifier against Cameroon on October 22.
The invitation of the trio stems from the fact that only 17 of the 33-member squad reported to camp on Monday.

The trio consist of Janet David, Jennifer Osawaru and Promise Sike who will replace Josephine Chukwunonye, Evelyn Nwabuoku and White Ebubeleye respectively.

The Super Falcons will intensify their preparations later this week for the final hurdle in the qualifying series.
Nigeria won the first 2-1 in Abuja last August.
The Super Falcons remains the only African team to have ever participated at the quadrennial games.

Meanwhile,Super Falcons’ midfielder, Gloria ‘Eche’ Iroka has warned her teammates against complacency when they face Cameroon in a second leg, final round 2012 Olympic Football qualifier.

The Falcons lead 2-1 going into the second leg in Yaounde on October 22.
A 1-0 victory for the Lionesses against Falcons will see the Central Africans qualify for the Olympics for the first time in their history.

Iroka, who plays for Nigerian women’s Challenge Cup champions, Rivers Angels is calling on her teammates to perform at the peak of their powers to stop the Cameroonians from upsetting the applecart.

“We must not underrate the Cameroonians. They showed in the first leg that they are a good side and we must play at a hundred percent (level) to beat them in their home ground,” Iroka told

The petite midfielder also took time out to explain her late arrival to camp.
“Yes I heard the coach (Eucharia Uche) was about to invite new players when some of us did not arrive in time.
“That is behind us now. Most of us have arrived and we will do Nigeria proud in Yaounde,” she said.

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