Abuja - Equatorial Guinea have disclosed that their secret to clip the wings of the Super Falcons in the two-legged 2016 Olympic Games Qualifier will be to have each player perform at 100 percent of her potential.
Confluence Queens number one goalkeeper Ruth Sunday, who will soon hit camp with the Equatorial Guinea squad, has averred that Nigeria's status of reigning African Champions will be of no use as they need the qualification as much as Equatorial Guinea too.
“Our minds are on the upcoming matches against Nigeria whom we have played before. Though we respect them as the African champions, we are all chasing the same dream of qualifying for the Olympic Games and at this point the history will not be useful,” Ruth Sunday told News24.
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In the first round of the qualifiers, Equatorial Guinea defeated Congo in both legs, with Nigeria qualifying without kicking a ball, as Mali failed to show up.
“We cannot afford to be complacent at this moment. The secret will be for each player to give 100 percent in both matches,” the Nigerian-born goal minder asserted.
The Equatorial Guinean training camp will start bubbling in the next ten days with the arrival of foreign-based stars like Belarus-based Chinasa Okoro, Tobi Olarenwaju, Germany-based Genoveva Anouma and others.
The first leg will take place on 18th July at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt while the return leg will be played in Bata.
The winner of the fixture between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea will clash with the winner of the fixture between South Africa and Kenya, for a spot at the Women’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympic Games, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.