Ottawa - Super Falcons Coach, Edwin Okon has stated categorically that the “group of death” his side are drawn in for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup will bring out the best in the team.
Falcons are drawn against former world champions, USA and top female football nation, Sweden and Australia in group D with Winnipeg as host city.
An upbeat Okon said he was not afraid of the big names in the group.
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"We are not afraid of any team as no group is simple; Every group is tough, having USA in our group does not put fear in us, instead it will give us the extra determination to train and prepare better.”
"Going into the World Cup as African champions, they too are afraid of us. We have set a target for ourselves which is going farther than we have ever done in the World Cup. This is achievable but we cannot afford to fear any team,” said Okon.
Okon said further that his team does not need too much information about their opponents but focus on preparing well for the tournament.
"We don't need to know about our opponents; all we need to do is to prepare very well and then come out to play. We are not nervous about any team, every team is good we just have to prepare very well.”
"We are hoping to top our group, which is our target. With God on our side and good preparation, we hope to top the group and go all the way."
This is the first time ever that the World Cup will be played by 24 countries .The event runs from June 6-July 5, 2015. Falcons start their World Cup campaign against Sweden on June 8.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.