NFF’s Director of Competition, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed that the Falcons will play two friendly matches during the tour of Ghana, adding that the team will depart Abuja for Accra tomorrow for the one-week tour and move from there to Equatorial Guinea for the tournament.
Sanusi reiterated the NFF’s commitment to the Super Falcons, and in ensuring that the team retains the title won in South Africa in 2010.
“The Super Falcons is very important to Nigerians and the NFF, and we are working very hard to ensure that they retain the AWC title.
“We will give them quality training, and Ghana is a good place to go to and play good teams. ”
He added, “We will mobilize people to support the team when it plays its matches in Equatorial Guinea. We want the girls to feel the support from the whole country and we will ensure that they feel it.”
Coach Kadiri Ikhana, who led Enyimba to its first Champions League title in 2003, will lead the Super Falcons as it attempts to win the AWC crown for a record seventh time, and Sanusi reiterated the football house’s support of and belief in the coach.
“Coach Kadiri Ikhana is very up and doing and I have no doubt in his abilities as a coach. He will use his eagle eyes to select the best players to represent the country [in the AWC] and we have complete trust in him.
“From what I have seen, he has spoken to the players and made them understand the importance of the task ahead. The atmosphere in the camp is great and I think we are good to go,” he said.
The Super Falcons will leave Accra for Equatorial Guinea on the October 25, and play its opening game at the 2012 AWC on October 29.