Super Falcons’ Coach Edwin Okon has read the riot act to the team, saying they must go for nothing but the three points at stake when they face hosts Namibia today at the ongoing Africa Women’s Championship.
The six-time African champions, who have already qualified for the semi finals of this year’s edition after a 6-0 drubbing of the She-polopolo of Zambia on Tuesday, will take on Namibia today in their last Group A match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium and Coach Okon says he wants nothing but victory against the hosts.
“Against Namibia, I want victory. We are not taking our feet off the pedal. This is a championship and no team is here to soft-pedal for anyone. We are gunning for the maximum nine points from our group matches.
“People are talking about approaching the match against Namibia lackadaisically because we have already qualified but I have seen their team and they are not a bad side to be handled lightly. There are no longer minnows in football so we will enter the game with the same mindset we had against Ivory Coast and Zambia.
“The 21 players here are good and equal to the task at hand. Anyone who is called upon to represent us will not fail but will deliver” said Okon.
After beating Zambia 6-0, the team trained yesterday after Wednesday’s rest .
Meanwhile, Super Falcons will for the third time in a row wear their traditional green jersey on green hose, while their opponents, Namibia will adorn red jersey on green hose.
Center Referee for the match is Lilia Abdeljaqued (Tunisia); Assistant Referee1, Ayawa Mana Dzodope (Togo); Assistant Referee2, Mary Njoroge (Kenya) and Reserve Referee, Incaf el-Harkaqui (Morocco).
The Match Commissioner is Felix Amoah Ansong from Ghana.
The game is scheduled for Friday 17th and will kick-off 5pm local time which is 4pm Nigerian time.