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AWC: Super Falcons ready for Bayana Bayana clash

20 October 2014, 11:13Israel Ojoko

Windhoek - Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon, has declared his team's readiness to face perennial rivals, Bayana Bayana of South Africa at the ongoing 2014 Africa Women's Championship in Namibia.

Nigeria and South Africa clash in one of the semifinals on Wednesday.

The Super Falcons coach, who watched South Africa maul Algeria 5-1 to setup the semifinal clash with his side, said his team were never worried about who they would face at the knockout stage but were focused on taking it one game at a time.

"We have watched the South Africans play and are ready to face them in the semifinals. We were never worried about who we will face in the semis because my girls are focused and ready. They know the task at hand so we will approach the game with all sense of business," said Okon.

Also read: Super Falcons beat Namibia to keep clean sheet

Similarly, team captain, Evelyn Nwabuoko has said that the team was out to avenge the semifinal defeat by South Africa in the last AWC in Equatorial Guinea.

"Our girls are all aware about what happened last when we met and we will never allow that to happen when we meet them on Wednesday. We are focused and will go all out for victory," she enthused.

Meanwhile, the team did not train on Saturday as they were given the day off to relax and recover. Training however resumed on Sunday.

Falcons will take on South Africa on Wednesday by 5pm at the Sam Nujoma stadium for a place at the finals.

The semifinal paring is repeat of 2012 African women Championship where Falcons lost to a Van Wyk goal in the 23rd minute.

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