By James Agberebi:
Kenya forward Ease Akida has warned Group B foes at this year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Ghana and Mali, to underrate the Kenyans at their own peril.
The East African country will be making their debut at the AWCON in Cameroon where they will face Ghana in their first game on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of their opener against Ghana, Akida who was the top scorer during the COTIF invitational tournament in Spain last July as well as the CECAFA Women’s Championship in Uganda in September, scoring five goals in each, expressed confidence in Kenya’s quest to shock the continent.
“As a team, our target is to get to the semi-finals and I know it is possible,” Akida told cafonline.com.
“We have trained very well and been together for a long time and that is something I believe has made us stronger as a team.
“It is a tough assignment definitely noting we are in a tough group, but no one should underrate us.”
Akida stated that she is looking forward to contributing to the team’s success collectively other than going for personal glory.
“The most important thing for me is the team and not what I achieve individually. At the same time, I always want to do my best to help the team and if it happens I do that and end up as the top scorer, then I will be grateful.”