Winnipeg - Captain of the Super Falcons Evelyn Nwabuoku and her teammate, Francisca Ordega, are confident of defeating Australia in their next group match as they intend to pick all three points on Friday.
The Falcons, who held world football power and tournament favorites, Sweden to a 3-3 draw in their group opener, need a win to keep their qualification to the next round alive and the duo say they are going for broke against the Matildas.
"We thank God for the draw against Sweden but our focus is now on Australia. They are a very good side, they are fast and mobile but from what we have seen so far, we think they are beatable; we will approach the game tactically on Friday because we need all three points.
"After the display against Sweden, teams are now scared of us but that is not enough; we just have to work on our shortcomings also. I appeal to our fans to keep supporting us and praying for us because I am hundred percent sure that we will defeat Australia," Nwabuoku said.
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Similarly, scorer of Nigeria’s equalizer against Sweden, Francisca Ordega, said she intends to score more goals for Nigeria and also agreed with her captain that Australia will fall come Friday.
"Australia are a good side and play good football, coupled with experience but I believe we will come out victorious on Friday. Nigerians should expect more goals from me because I want Nigerians to be happy. My goal before coming for the World Cup is to score goals for my team and I believe I am working towards it. Come Friday, Nigerians should expect victory, nothing short of three points," Ordega said.
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