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  Nigerian footballer Asisat Oshoala has said the country’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, are prepared for their 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations two-legged qualifier against the Black Queens of Ghana. Nigeria will play host to their West African neighbours on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos State, before travelling to Accra for the return leg on Sunday, October 24.
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The team that emerges overall winner of both ties will qualify for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations slated to hold in Morocco, and Oshoala who plies her trade with Spanish football giants, FC Barcelona Femini, sounded quite optimistic about the chances of the Nigerian side.
‘Ghana’s game, big one, one of the best side’s in Africa. We are just focused on our team. We had a training camp in Austria and also played in the Aisha Buhari Cup. We have prepared well It’s going to be a tough one. It’s not going to be easy but we are focused on the game. At the end of the day, we will qualify.’ Asisat Oshoala

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On his part, the chief coach of the Nigerian team, Randy Waldrum, stated that Nigeria must qualify for the AWCON.
‘It is important for us to get a good win at home and then go to Accra and play like warriors. These are two battles that we must be ready for. The Super Falcons just have to be at the AFCON and the World Cup and they are ready to give these two matches their all.’ Randy Waldrum
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This article was first published on 20th October 2021


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