Falcons Won’t Find AWC Group Easy -Okon

Nigeria’s senior women team Coach, Edwin Okon has admitted that the African Women Championship, AWC, draw appears good for the Super Falcons to qualify but insists that it won’t be easy as it looks.
According to the draw which took place in Windhoek on Saturday, Nigeria was drawn in group A with host Namibia, Zambia and Cote d’ Ivoire while group B has South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria.
Coach Okon told Team Media Officer, Gracious Akujobi that the group on paper looks easy for Super Falcons but was quick to warn that the Ivorians who eliminated 2012 champions Equatorial Guinea and host Namibia should not be treated with levity.
“All the eight teams that qualified for the competition are good and determined to win the AWC title and that is why we won’t underrate any team. There are no push overs in women football any longer in Africa.
“With Ivory Coast sending defending champions Equatorial Guinea out and a Namibian side that will be well motivated by home fans in our group, it will be foolhardy for Super Falcons to be complacent”.
Coach Okon also revealed that he requested for three international friendly matches for Falcons in his program submitted to Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to prepare for the AWC adding that he is hoping to open camp maybe in August.
The AWC finals will hold from October 11 – 25 in Namibia. The winner, runner-up and third place winner qualifies automatically to represent Africa at the FIFA women world cup in Canada in 2015.

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