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Confident Falcons arrive in Namibia

10 October 2014, 16:06Israel Ojoko

Windhoek - Nigeria's Super Falcons who arrived Windhoek Thursday evening for the ninth edition of the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) have expressed readiness to beat giant killers Cote D' Ivoire on Saturday as warning signs of their resolve to reclaim the title they lost two years ago.

The six time African champions were received on arrival by Nigeria's envoy to Namibia Ambassasdor Biodun Olorunfemi who urged them to be worthy ambassadors of Nigeria on and off the pitch and also to return home with the trophy.

The Falcons touched down at Windhoek airport by 3.30pm (local time) after transiting at the O R Tambo airport in Johannesburg for six hours.

Also read: Nkwocha tips Falcons for AWC success

The team who are lodged in Safari hotel will have a feel of the Sam Nujoma stadium by 7. 30pm Friday.

Skipper Evelyn Nwabuoku in her response told the high commission that they stand by the promise they made to Mr. President and Nigerians that they would bring back the cup to Nigeria come October 25.

She said the team have also promised to show their intention in this tournament by beating Ivory Coast in their opener as a gift to striker Asisat Oshoala who celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday.

There is no injury problem in the camp of the team and all the players are eagerly looking forward to the opening game.

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