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AWC: Falcons will not underrate Zambia

14 October 2014, 11:28Israel Ojoko

Windhoek - Super Falcons Coach, Edwin Okon, has reiterated his team’s preparedness for their second Group A tie against Zambia at the ongoing Africa Women’s Championship (AWC) in Namibia on Tuesday.

Okon stated this at a pre-match press conference where he said his girls were mentally ready and had resolved to take one game at a time without losing concentration of the task at hand.

"We are here to take the cup back to Nigeria and we are mentality prepared to do so. We would however, take it one game at a time and not lose focus on what we have come here to do," said Okon.

Also read: AWC: ‘Falcons best yet to come’

He further stated that the team would not take the Zambians for granted as debutants because minnows no longer existed in football.

"We will play our game against the Zambians and not be carried away by the fact that they are debuting at the tournament for the first time. In the defense we will try to concentrate. We cannot rule out lack of concentration in any team. We are all human and can't concentrate100% but I have told my defenders to make sure they are focused for the duration of the match.”

"There are no pushovers for any team now. There are no 'cool chops' anymore in football, no team should be underrated."

He maintained that all the 21 players who were selected for the AWC are capable to represent Nigeria when called upon to do so, and that no player was more important than the other.

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