The Super Falcons have vowed to spell Mali with goals when they clash on Friday in the final qualifier for the All Africa Games.
Speaking on Wednesday after a tactical training session in Abuja, the players led by team captain Eve Nwabuoku, foreign imports like Desire Oparanozie, Asisat Oshoala and Onome Ebi said in seperate interviews that they are ready for the Malians.
First to speak was skipper Nwabuoku who said that Falcons will show the Malians that they are not in the same class and that after the draw in Bamako, they now know the Malians better.
“We have trained to a point of pain for this match and I don’t see how Mali will leave Nigeria without bags of goals because we are going to hit them real hard on Friday,” she said.
Liverpool Ladies striker Oshoala on her part said she would give the game her best, adding that if the entire team play to their best, there is no way Mali will not fall.
“I think we have the quality to beat Mali well if we don’t underrate them. We have to work for each other and not minding who scores the goals, so long as we win. We are ready for them but I don’t predict score lines but we shall be in Congo for AAG,” Oshoala added.
On her part, Oparanizie expressed confidence that Falcons will win well and that she would like to register her name on the score sheet with one or two goals.
The France-based star said: “We shall play Mali as if we are a cup final to show them that we are not in the same category. I think we have what it takes to beat Mali silly on Friday.”
I will like to score a couple of goals if I get the chance” the France based star forward stated.