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Super Falcons opponent, Sweden knows nothing about Nigeria

08 June 2015, 07:55

Abuja - Coach of Sweden, Pia Sundhage, and Nigeria's Edwin Okon has admitted not knowing anything about each other's team as both teams prepare to battle in their first match in Group D at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada.

 It looked as though Edwin Okon and Pia Sundhage had something up their sleeves as they revealed at a media chat on Sunday, that even though they know nothing about each other, they are ready to go.

 Sweden's coach, Pia Sundhage insisted that she had trouble finding videos of the Super Falcons who are the African Champions but she believes is nothing to worry about. Meanwhile Nigeria's Edwin Okon also maintained the same opinion, that he knows little or nothing about Sweden.

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“It has not been easy to find images from games Nigeria have been playing, however, we have a great scouting team and we are well-prepared. As everybody knows, this will be a fight and we're really looking forward to that.” Sweden's coach, Pia Sundhage stated.

“I know nothing about the Swedish, nothing," Edwin Okon affirmed. 

Super Falcons captain, Evelyn Nwabuoko added: "Sweden has been successful in the past, but that’s got nothing to do with the present. With due respect to them, for all they have achieved, I think football is supposed to be played on the field. And that’s what we’ll do tomorrow"

 Nigeria who ranked 33rd have met Sweden who are ranked fifth twice at this level, the Swedish who were runners up at the 2003 edition humbled the Nigerians 3-0 at that tournament but when both teams met at the 2007 edition, the African Champions compelled a 1-1 draw. The match between Sweden and Nigeria is scheduled to start by 9pm Nigerian time. 

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