Nigeria is gunning for a record-extending 10th WAFCON title.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria will today, July 18, 2022, confront the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco in the semifinal of the ongoing 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco. Scheduled to kick off by 9 pm (WAT), Nigeria will be looking to book a place in the final and win a record-extending 10th WAFCON title when hostilities commence at the MoulayAbdellah Sports Complex, Rabat tonight.
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While Nigeria lost their opening game in the tournament against South Africa, Morocco has remained unbeaten and will hope to overcome the nine-time African champions.
Head coach of the Nigerian national team, Randy Waldrum, is aware of how strong the Moroccan side is, and is anticipating a tough game on Monday night.
“I saw them for the first time in September and I was very impressed by the quality of their team and by the football they play. I said as soon as I arrived in Morocco that they are the team that can surprise me. I know how this team has developed for three years now. They are one of the best teams in the competition and are capable of beating any other team. We have respect for Morocco and the way they have played in this tournament. It’s a big challenge for us. Certainly, we have a lot of experience and a lot see us as favourites, but in football everything is possible and we have to be ready for this game.”
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