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Falcons won’t underrate their AWC opponents – Omagbemi

By Elioku Favour

Coach Florence Omagbemi of the  female national football team , the Super Falcons has warned her players that they cannot afford to underrate any team at this year’s women AFCON in Cameroon

After Sunday’s draw that housed the Falcons in Group B of the 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations alongside Mali, Ghana and debutants Kenya,  Omagbemi said: “We have been playing against Ghana’s Black Queens for years. I remember when the Falcons team was newly established, our first game in the qualification series for the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup was against Ghana.

‘We have played against Mali before,we know they are no pushovers. Now, Kenya are coming to the Africa championship for the first time, but from the way they qualified, after beating Algeria, they must be respected.”

Omagbemi said ‘’surely we will take the games against all three countries as seriously as we have been doing in the past taking it one match at a time .You know we are the cup holders and every team would want to beat the Falcons’’

The champions will kick off their campaign against Mali at the Limbe stadium on November 20, before taking on the Black Queens three days later and Kenya on November 26, at the same venue.

“A number of teams on the African continents have improved and we cannot afford to look down on any team,” she stressed.


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