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Super Falcons can retain AWCON title – Rohr

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr believes the Nigeria’s
senior women national team, Super Falcons can retain the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) title later this month in Cameroon.

The Falcons will travel to Cameroon on Wednesday to defend the title
they won in Namibia in 2014, after a 2-0 defeat of Cameroon’s Lionesses
in Windhoek. Rohr, who had earlier been at the Falcons’ training session
some weeks ago, said in Abuja that he saw a lot of improvement in the
team.

The Franco-German tactician told thenff.com: “I have seen a good
training match against the boys and I can see the team is better than
the last time I saw them. I could see that everyone invited are here:
homed –based and overseas –based professionals. And I can see that they
work very well with the coach.

“I have seen a good organization in the team as well as a good
spirit. I told the coach a few things, among these being that she should
play simple, to always have the movement and to play together. I
believe they can do it and they will turn out good in the tournament in
Cameroon. I think they can win this tournament. Mali is their first
game; it is very important to win this game and Ghana won’t be so easy.
Kenya, I think normally we will defeat.

“The Super Falcons are fit and will fight well for the green and
white colors in Cameroon,” Rohr concluded.

Nigeria have won the African
Championship a record seven times since its first win in 1998 when
Nigeria hosted. They won it again in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and
2014.

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