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Oshoala, Oparanozie optimistic ahead of Senegal clash

12 April 2016, 15:25

Abuja - The striking duo of Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie are optimistic the Super Falcons will beat Senegal today in an African Women Cup of Nations qualifier, SuperSport report.

The first leg ended 1-1 in Dakar on Friday, with the winner of Tuesday’s tie booking qualification to the tournament to be hosted by Cameroon.

Arsenal forward Oshoala said her side have corrected the shortcomings that denied them victory in Dakar, Senegal, and will aim for a convincing victory on Tuesday.

“Yes, we had technical issues in Dakar, but we have corrected our mistakes and will try to win convincingly on Tuesday.

“Nigerians can rest assured that the AWCON ticket will be sealed and delivered tomorrow (Tuesday) at the expense of Senegal.

Also read: Super Falcons coach says there’s nothing to fear about Senegal

Oparanozie said she does not see the Senegalese stopping the Nigerians from qualifying for the AWCON final in Cameroon later in the year.

“Yes, the AWCON ticket will be delivered tomorrow (Tuesday) in Abuja as I do not see the Senegalese stopping us from claiming the ticket.

“If it weren't for the Senegal's physical play and biased officiating in Dakar we would have beaten them silly right there in their own backyard.

The game kicks off by 4pm local time in Abuja.

Falcons defeated the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the 2014 edition in Namibia to claim their seventh African title.

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