NFF Charges Falcons To Raise Game For AWC

25.11.2010 Länderspiel; Frauen; Deutschland - Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has urged the Super Falcons to raise their game if they want to reclaim the Africa Women Championship, AWC, title in Namibia next month.
NFF Technical Director, Emmanuel Ikpeme made the charge after watching the Falcons play a goalless draw with A.I. Dikko international Soccer Academy at the practice pitch of the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Ikpeme praised the girls for holding their own against a male side but urged them to up their game for the task ahead, adding that he was happy with the progress they have made since the camp opened.
“As you prepare for the AWC in Namibia, you must realise that you are going there to bring the cup back. What the Falconets started at the FIFA U-20, you must complete by winning the cup. We believe you can do it if you raise your standard of play.
“We want you to go to the World Cup as African champions, and we shall give you all the necessary support to excel in Namibia, so continue to work hard to achieve your target”, Ikpeme said.
In the game, Falcons failed to convert some begging chances, while goalkeeper Charity John made a couple of saves to deny Dikko Academy from scoring clear chances.
Falcons Assistant Coach, Christopher Danjuma said the essence of the game was not to win but to strengthen the girls and help them in increasing their pace, adding that they can only get better.
He assured that the ladies would be up to speed in their preparation, stressing that their resolve is to go to Namibia and win the cup.


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