Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has charged the Super
Falcons to ensure that they do not only dismiss Rwanda from the Africa Women Championship
(AWC) qualifier, but go ahead to reclaim the title they lost two years ago at
the tournament proper.
Speaking through the Director General of the National Sports
Commission (NSC), Gbenga Elegbeleye at the Falcons last training session before
their departure to Kaduna for the return leg duel with Rwanda, Jonathan noted
that the performance of the girls have not gone unnoticed.
The President urged the Falcons to consolidate on the first
leg 4-1 victory by beating the She-Amavubi soundly in the second leg to qualify
for the AWC in Namibia in October.
"We expect you to send the Rwandese packing in style
and go ahead to win the cup. You have to reclaim the title you lost two years
ago to prove you are the best women team in Africa" said the DG who
watched the team train with some Directors of the NSC.
"Falcons may have gone down two years ago but I believe
strongly that no team in Africa can challenge you girls with the kind of play I
have just watched and your performance so far," he stated.
Responding, team skipper Evelyn Nwabuoku said they would
work towards beating the visitors and ultimately go ahead to win back the AWC,
adding "we shall not fail the nation and ourselves."
Super Falcons trained at the practice pitch which is grass
in preparation for their match which will as well be played on grass at the
Ahmadu Bello Stadium in the second leg AWC qualifier against Rwanda on Saturday.
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