Ottawa - Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala says she will not be overawed by the chance of facing Sweden, one of the strongest teams in Women’s football.
Nigeria play its opening game at the FIFA Women’s World Cup against tournament favorites, Sweden on Monday.
The reigning African women’s footballer of the year, who has been Nigeria’s shining light over the last one year, is expected to once again lead her country’s charge in Canada, and she says she will not be overwhelmed by the prospect.
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“I am not overwhelmed by the prospect of facing them (Sweden),” she said, “They will have the same eleven players we will have and there’s nothing to be scared of.
“I know they are a top side and we respect them, but I’m sure they respect us too because we are also a top side.”
The Liverpool Ladies forward will appear at her first senior World Cup, after helping the Nigerian women’s U20 team to the final of the FIFA U20 World Cup also in Canada last year, and says it is something she is really looking forward to.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I played at the FIFA U20 World Cup last year and now I have a chance of doing better at the senior World Cup,” she stated.
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