Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Super Falcons Resume Camping For Olympic Qualifier

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have resumed camping ahead of the second leg of the final round of qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.

Thirty-three players invited for the preparatory camp are currently in Abuja undergoing intensive training under coach Eucharia Uche.

Meanwhile Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi does not believe the Cameroonians will pip them to the Olympic ticket.

“They did not play better than us in the first leg. The goal they scored was an own goal and was as a result of luck for them,” Ebi said.

Winger, Vera Okolo also echoed the sentiments of the Turkey-based defender.

Okolo who last week led Delta Queens to a famous triumph in the Women’s challenge Cup said she is confident of a Super Falcons victory in Yaounde.

“In all my years of playing for the Falcons, we have never lost to Cameroon and this will not be an exception.

“They know we are better than them and I am sure we will be in London next year,” the pint-sized forward stressed.

Cameroon will however go into the game with confidence buoyed by their victory in the women’s football event of the just-concluded All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.

Nigeria beat Cameroon 2-1 in the first leg in August and go into the second leg against the Central Africans as slight underdogs.

The second leg comes up in Yaounde on October 22. The winner on aggregate will join South Africa’s Bayana Bayana as Africa’s flag-bearers at the London 2012 Olympics Women’s Football Tournament.

By Sammy Wejinya

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