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
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
The former Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens utility player urged her Super
Falcons team-mates to remain focused ahead of clashes against Tanzania and
“We need to stay focused and just keep doing what we have been doing,” she
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 2015 competition will be the 4th edition of All-Africa Games women's
The football competition will be held in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo
from 6th to 18th September.