By Augustine Akhilomen
Ahead of Saturday’s final of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, Super Falcons head coach, Florence Omagbemi has reiterated that the team has what it takes to overcome the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon on their home soil.
Both teams have remained unbeaten en route getting to the final and will be faced with the task of clinching the trophy. For Cameroon, they will be desperate to break the jinx of not winning the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations since its inception in 1991.
Super Falcons have won the title a record nine times and are poised to continue their dominance in the African scene as they bid to retain the trophy the team won in 2014 after beating Cameroon 2-0.
However, Omagbemi who has won the AFCON trophy as a player during her playing days,told Soccernet.com.ng that the Super Falcons are battle ready against the Indomitable Lionesses and that they don’t have anything to fear on Saturday.
“Winning the trophy remains the major objective of the team at the tournament. Like I said after we defeated Mali 6-0 that we want to take each game as they come and I am delighted we are where we want to be at this stage of the competition,” Omagbemi told Soccernet.com.ng.
“Yes,the Indomitable Lionesses have done enough to be in the final, however, we are simply relaxed regardless of the fact that they are the host nation.
“I quite agree that the fans are their twelfth player, but then,we have mapped out plans on how we will silent the home crowd and eventually win the trophy on Saturday.” she said.