AWCON: Super Falcons assures Nigeria of victory over Cameroon
De trio of Rita Chikwelu, Onome Ebi and Asisat Oshoala have assured Nigerians victory against Cameroon in their Africa Women Cup of Nations semi-final tie on Tuesday.
The defending champions are on the brink of reaching their third successive final of the competition.
Falcon’s captain Chikwelu said they are ready to win Joseph Brain’s side for the tenth time in their history at the Accra Sports Stadium.
“Against Cameroon, everybody knows it is not going to be an easy game,” Chikwelu told media.
“We anticipated Cameroon or Ghana and now we have Cameroon in the semi-finals. We will give all we have to see the team qualify to AWCON final.
“You can see from our third and second game, the girls are happy, everybody is happy for what NFF have done. Before our second game, we got all we asked them and they gave us the motivation we needed from them and we are happy and we hope they continue to do them proud.”
Defender Ebi, also assured that her teammates will leave nothing to chance in ensuring victory against their central African rivals.
“We are in great spirit for the semi-final match with the Cameroonians,” she said.
“We will give everything we have to get past the Lionesses and qualify for the World Cup, and then we can battle the final with whichever team we meet there.”
While Oshoala, who scored a hat-trick for the team in knockout stages, vows that the Cameroonians will not stop her side from claiming a place in the final of the competition.
“We will work as a team on the day,” Oshoala said.
Victory in the semi-final will hand Nigeria an automatic qualification ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France.