Abuja - Former Skipper and first choice goalkeeper of Super
Falcons, Precious Dede has boasted that the international friendly match with
the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in Abuja will be a perfect opportunity to
avenge the 0-1 loss at the last African Women Championship (AWC) in Equatorial
Dede said matches between the two countries have always been
tough and that she is not expecting the April 29th game to be less, noting that
Falcons would go into the game with the AWC loss to Cameroon two years ago at
the back of their mind.
"When I learnt of the Cameroon match, I jumped for joy
because it will afford us the chance to take our pound of flesh from them.
Losing the third place to Cameroon was very painful and we sure want to make
amend by beating them to boost our confidence before the Rwanda game" she
The veteran goalkeeper went further to advise the young and
new members of the team to raise their game to maintain Nigeria's superiority
over Cameroon in women football explaining that whoever gets the go ahead to be
in goal or in any position must give their best.
On the clash with Rwanda, the Ibom Angels goalkeeper said
the team is not losing sleep over the game, saying "we don't know much
about them but I don't see them causing us problems over the two legged
She commended the coaches for the good job they have been
doing on the team noting that the players response had also been good also for
the task ahead.
"Our plan is to win back the AWC title we lost in
Equatorial Guinea and I think with what I have seen so far, we shall soon
return to the pinnacle of African football" she said.
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