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Nwabuoku proud of Super Falcons' display against Congo

07 September 2015, 10:06

Abuja - Super Falcons skipper Evelyn Nwabuoku heaped praise on her team-mates after they destroyed hosts Congo in the group A match of the 2015 All-Africa Games on Sunday.

Desire Oparanozie scored four goals with Nasarawa Amazons youngster Uchendu Chinaza netting the other goal for Nigeria at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat, Brazzaville.

Nwabuoku was at her usual best against the minnows but she preferred to congratulate the team, who were ruthless against the home team.

“It's a fantastic feeling to have started the competition on a positive footing,” Nwabuoku said in a chat with News24.

“It's always nice win but I'm far prouder of the side. I'm proud of our performance because that's what really matters.”

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The BIIK star congratulated four-goal heroine Oparanozie who was in blistering form for the seven-time African champions.

“She was always working hard in training and wanted to help the team perform well in this tournament. The whole team is proud of her. Though it was a collective effort, she deserves the accolade. Congratulation to her for the feat.”

The former Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens utility player urged her Super Falcons team-mates to remain focused ahead of clashes against Tanzania and Ivory Coast.

“We need to stay focused and just keep doing what we have been doing,” she said.

Nigeria will be facing Tanzania at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat on Wednesday 9th September.

“We will continue our adventure against Tanzania in the tournament. We hope to improve on our performance and hopefully wrap-up a place at the next round of the competition.”

The 2015 competition will be the 4th edition of All-Africa Games women's football tournament.

The football competition will be held in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo from 6th to 18th September.

- News24


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