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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 5:43pm On Nov 20, 2016
BascoVanVeli:

LOL Oshoala could have 6 by her self.
She has 4 now cheesy

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 5:47pm On Nov 20, 2016
Why was Wogu not in u20? Very good talent.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 8:14pm On Nov 20, 2016
Ghana losing 0-1 for now... @ 57mins.
Could Kenya produce a shock??
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 8:31pm On Nov 20, 2016
Kenya just got screwed.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 8:36pm On Nov 20, 2016
Now Ghana faces the ref.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 8:41pm On Nov 20, 2016
Looollll... Sir Basco... Looll Ghana 2-1 Kenya
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 8:53pm On Nov 20, 2016
TheSuperNerd:
Looollll... Sir Basco... Looll Ghana 2-1 Kenya
I don't think that was a penalty though.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 8:56pm On Nov 20, 2016
TheSuperNerd:
Looollll... Sir Basco... Looll Ghana 2-1 Kenya

Kenya played the crowd and the ref. We should watch out for them they are very raw and strong. To me they are better than Ghana barring their poor keeper.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:03pm On Nov 20, 2016
Kenya is a good side despite being debutants. They had a good run in the cecafa championship prior to this tournament. They may be newbies but they got heart and fighting spirit. They would have made the biggest news today if not for the referee and ofcos their poor goalie....

So the AWCON rolls on..... smiley

BascoVanVeli:


Kenya played the crowd and the ref. We should watch out for them they are very raw and strong. To me they are better than Ghana barring their poor keeper.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 9:09pm On Nov 20, 2016
TheSuperNerd:
Kenya is a good side despite being debutants. They had a good run in the cecafa championship prior to this tournament. They may be newbies but they got heart and fighting spirit. They would have made the biggest news today if not for the referee and ofcos their poor goalie....

So the AWCON rolls on..... smiley

Yeah they reached cecafa final, and also beat Benfica(Portuguese champions) 3-0, and Espanyol in the COTIF tournament in Spain, same Ese Akida was top scorer in those tournaments, Kenya has simply had the best preparation coming into this competition.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:15pm On Nov 20, 2016
AWCON Round-up: Matchday 1 and 2

Cameroun 2-0 Egypt

South Africa 0-0 Zimbabwe (battle of the Olympics reps) grin

Ghana 3-1 Kenya

Nigeria 6-0 Mali
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:17pm On Nov 20, 2016
Yeah Akida... Heard so much about her... Loolll

Kenya got some fine talents on display and their preparation was indeed top notch. smiley

kilo4sure:

Yeah they reached cecafa final, and also beat Benfica(Portuguese champions) 3-0, and Espanyol in the COTIF tournament in Spain, same Ese Akida was top scorer in those tournaments, Kenya has simply had the best preparation coming into this competition.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by enomakos(m): 9:43pm On Nov 20, 2016
kilo4sure:

Yeah they reached cecafa final, and also beat Benfica(Portuguese champions) 3-0, and Espanyol in the COTIF tournament in Spain, same Ese Akida was top scorer in those tournaments, Kenya has simply had the best preparation coming into this competition.
yeah you are right,kenya is the most prepared team in this tournament
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:46pm On Nov 20, 2016
Some Pixs from the action (Nigeria 6-0 Mali).

Courtesy: Cafonline.com


Uchechi Sunday (no.20) of Nigeria




Super Falcons Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi on the touchline



Super Falcons starting XI before kickoff



"Super Zee" Oshoala (no.cool in action


Oshoala destroys the Malian keeper


Super Zee reels away in celebration


Jubilant Super Falcons
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 6:50am On Nov 21, 2016
So Okobi and Desire sat on the bench through the duration of the match.
This team is loaded ooo.
How I wish the NFF can give a "Rohr" to this team.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 10:27am On Nov 21, 2016
Orkpekyandega:
So Okobi and Desire sat on the bench through the duration of the match.
This team is loaded ooo.
How I wish the NFF can give a "Rohr" to this team.
Lol, let's still give omagbemi kudos

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 1:55pm On Nov 21, 2016
kilo4sure:

Lol, let's still give omagbemi kudos
4sure
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 2:56pm On Nov 21, 2016
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Arsenal Star Speaks On Scoring Four Out Of Nigeria’s Six Goal In Opening Game Of 2016 AWC
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria started off their campaign at the Africa Women's Championship with a resounding 6-0 thrashing of Mali in their first group game.


Arsenal forward Asisat Oshoala stole the headline by scoring four goals in the rout, but she was quick to point out that it wouldn’t have been possible without her teammates.


“This is just the first match and our approach was not to concede in the first 20 minutes. When we went to the dressing room, we came back stronger in the second half and did better. Basically it is not about Asisat Oshoala, rather the whole Nigerian team. I did not come with a target in mind to win the Most Valuable Player or the top scorer, rather to make my country (Nigeria) proud. And also to show the rest of Africa that we are still around and this is the only way to make that statement”, she said.


Former captain of the Nigeria Female team and now coach of the team Florence Omagbemi praised the forward for her performance especially her abilities to play in several roles for the good of the team.


“This is our first game and we are in the process of finding our feet. We are through with Mali and looking forward to Ghana. Our focus is to defend our trophy and we have just started” , she said in the post match conference.


“Before the match, there was no special talk to a particular player. The technical team spoke to the players collectively and passed on the message to them.


“Asisat Oshoala is a special player and can adjust to any position. She did that today and everyone saw the result.”

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 3:07pm On Nov 21, 2016
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Omagbemi: Nigeria not getting carried away after Mali win
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The tactician says the Super Falcons still need to improve despite making a mince meat of the west African foes
Nigeria's women coach Florence Omagbemi said her side will remain focused on their sole ambition to retain the Africa Women's Cup of Nationstitle despite Sunday's 6-0 demolition of Mali.


Four goals from Asisat Oshoala plus Francisca Ordega and Uchechi Sunday's strikes ensured the Super Falcons began their title defense on a brilliant note at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.


And the 41-year-old who captained the country's women side to win four continental titles insists her side will shift focus on giving a better display against Ghana on Wednesday.


"I will say that's the rhyme of the team and a way of getting themselves on top before they start a game," Omagbemi said in a post-match conference.


"We just in the process, this is our first game for the group stage. Our target here is just to take every game as it comes.


"We know we are through with Mali and we are looking at the Ghana team to come up next. Our focus here is just to defend the title we won in 2014. That's all."


Omagbemi will be hoping her side build upon their impressive start when they face the Black Queens who defeated Kenya 3-1 on Sunday.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 3:12pm On Nov 21, 2016
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Super Falcons drubbing of Mali excites Edwin Okon
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The former women's national team handler has commended the team following their mauling of the west Africans in Limbe on Sunday.


Edwin Okon has commended the Super Falconsfor kicking their African Women’s Championship on a winning note.


The Nigeria women’s senior national team thrashed Mali 6-0 in their opening game against Mali in Limbe on Sunday, and the coach says the scoreline will boost their confidence as the tournament progresses in Cameroon.


“It’s a very good one for the team, you know, if you want to beat your child, beat your child very well, I like that result,” Okon told Goal.


“The first match is very important to every team and, having won the first match, I expect them to go far. So there’s nothing they should have done that they didn’t do in the first game.”


He added that the seven-time AWC champions must approach each game as they come, saying teams these days are unpredictable.


Nigeria will battle Ghana on Wednesday in their next group B game in Limbe.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 6:53pm On Nov 21, 2016
Basigi now focused on Nigeria game


Yusif Basigi

Ghana head coach, Yusif Basigi, has made the
first comments ahead of his team's clash against
African champions Nigeria this Wednesday in the Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon).

Basigi watched from the sidelines as his Black
Queens came back from a goal behind to defeat
Kenya 3-1 but knows that the Nigeria game will
be "different."


Nigeria's Super Falcons ran over Mali 6-0 in their
first game at the Awcon in Cameroon on Sunday
with Arsenal Ladies star, Asisat Oshoala, scoring
four of the goals and Basigi thinks his team will
not be outplayed that way.


"Ghana versus Nigeria is always a different ball
game. They massacred Mali 6-0 but it doesn’t
mean that they will massacre Ghana. Let the day come and we will see what happens," Basigi said at the post-match after their win over Kenya.


The former Sekondi Hasaacas trainer then took
time to talk of his team's comeback after Kenya
surprisingly took the lead through Esse Akiba in
Sunday's contest at the Stade Municipal de
Limbe.


He explained that the Black Queens did not
underrate the Harambee Starlets.

Basigi lifted the lid on how his locker room pep
talk galvanised the Black Queens to do a
comeback and win 3-1.


"Any team at this competition is worthy of being crowned champion and don’t have to be
underrated. I had not seen Kenya play and their
determination was different. But we did not
underrate them.

"We started well in the first five minutes and had a goal disallowed. It turned on us and they had a goal and it boosted their confidence. The opener dawned on my players. During recess, I talked to them and brought them back to life," said Basigi.


The Nigeria versus Ghana game is live on
SuperSport 9 from 4.50pm CAT.



Source: http://mobi.supersport.com/football/african-women-champs/news/161121/Basigi_now_focused_on_Nigeria_game

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 6:56pm On Nov 21, 2016
^^
All na wash.
Oshoala and Ikidi will punish them with goals.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 11:30pm On Nov 21, 2016
I don't think Caf has done enough for the progress of women's football in the continent. There should be 12 or 16 teams in this tournament. There are countries better than Mali that missed out becos they were drawn against an heavyweight.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by olapluto(m): 11:48pm On Nov 21, 2016
Full match with English and French commentaries... Nigeria vs Mali


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvTXHCnGvZQ&t=7503s

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 12:25am On Nov 22, 2016
You're right. Senegal is an example. Another is Ivory Coast. Equatorial Guinea arent here because they fielded an ineligible player against Mali whom they beat 3-2 on aggregate (our first match would have been against Equatorial Guinea and not even Mali...).

Caf is not serious about the women's game. We should at least have one continental Club competition for African women soccer clubs but Caf is still beating about the bush on that matter.

The AWCON should have been expanded by now to 12 teams but nope... CAF is too lazy to help women football out yet they want the game to grow??

CFCman once suggested that our NFF make application for our Team as the best in Africa to feature in the Algarve cup or even the cyprus women's cup. These are prestigious International women's soccer competitions that are held "ANNUALLY" and provides keen tests for any team participating.

South Africa took part in the Cyprus women's cup earlier this year before the Olympics. So what stops us??

The thing is the algarve and cyprus cups take place at similar times annually so we can only be at one and I totally prefer the Algarve cup. The best/most elite teams competes there.


African women's football wount grow until we increase the competition among ourselves and also get more exposure so that the fifa women's world cup will stop being like "a strange place to excel".



BascoVanVeli:
I don't think Caf has done enough for the progress of women's football in the continent. There should be 12 or 16 teams in this tournament. There are countries better than Mali that missed out becos they were drawn against an heavyweight.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 1:59am On Nov 22, 2016
BascoVanVeli:
I don't think Caf has done enough for the progress of women's football in the continent. There should be 12 or 16 teams in this tournament. There are countries better than Mali that missed out becos they were drawn against an heavyweight.
Good point!

I don't see any reason why CAF can't introduce a 12-team tournament in 2018. Or are they too dumb to realize that they (CAF) would earn more revenue, via television rights, if the competition is expanded?

And I'm in support of TheSuperNerd's idea of a continental club completion, even if it's only Nigerian, South African, Ghanaian and Cameroonian clubs that participate.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 2:11am On Nov 22, 2016
The key for the Super Falcons tomorrow, would be to pass the ball quicker and maintain their dynamic movement, when in possession of the ball.

It's highly unlikely that Ghana would afford the Falcons all the space and time in midfield to pick out Oshoala or Ordega with slide-rule passes.

Against Mali, the likes of Chikwelu and Ayinde could eat meal of eba and ewedu, finish their meal, and pick out a pass. They had a ridiculous amount of freedom in the middle of the park. grin
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 2:37am On Nov 22, 2016
Oshoala, being a top player in the English WSL, could be earning between £32,000-£35,000/year. That's over N16 million per annum.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 2:45am On Nov 22, 2016
BascoVanVeli:
I don't think Caf has done enough for the progress of women's football in the continent. There should be 12 or 16 teams in this tournament. There are countries better than Mali that missed out becos they were drawn against an heavyweight.
Yeah l think both Tanzania and Ethiopia have improved over the years.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 8:07am On Nov 22, 2016
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Arsenal Congratulate Asisat Oshoala For Scoring Four Goals Vs Mali
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Women’s Super League side Arsenal Ladies have sent a message of congratulation to Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala following her four goals for the national team at the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations.


The Gunners number 24 struck in the 41st, 64th, 69th and 78th minute as Nigeria hammered Mali 6-0 in their opener at the Stade Municipal de Limbe, Limbe on Sunday evening.


“@AsisatOshoala! Asisat scored 4️⃣️ goals as Nigeria won 6-0 against Mali, ” tweeted Arsenal Ladies.


The 22-year-old Oshoala was presented with the match ball by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for scoring more than three goals against the Malians.


She has scored eight goals in total in Africa Women Cup of Nations matches since she debuted in 2014.

Igho Kingsley

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 8:17am On Nov 22, 2016
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Falcons can’t massacre us, we’ll shock them – Ghana
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Festus Abu

Ghana coach Yusif Basigi admits his team face an onslaught from their eternal rivals Nigeria in their Cameroon 2016 African Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Group B fixture on Wednesday, but he has warned the Super Falcons the Black Queens won’t be on their holidays at Stade Limbe venue for the clash.


The Falcons got their AWCON defence off to a solid start with a 6-0 pounding of debutants Mali in Yaounde on Sunday. Arsenal Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala stamped her name on the scoresheet four times in the encounter.


Nigeria, who are gunning for their eighth title this time, won the trophy thrice at Ghana’s expense.


The Falcons beat the Black Queens 2-0 in the final of the maiden edition of the championship in Abeokuta in 1998.


Nigeria defeated Ghana 2-0 to win the 2002 edition of the tournament –and followed up with a 1-0 victory against their West African opponents in the 2006 finals in Warri, Delta State.


The Falcons are favourites to win the AWCON 2016 title, but Basigi, whose team have yet to lift the trophy, says the Black Queens should not be ruled out as title contenders.


“Any team at this competition are worthy of being crowned champions and we don’t have to be underrated, ”Cafonline quoted Basigi as saying after guiding his team to a 3-1 victory over Kenya in the second Group B fixture at Stade Limbe on Sunday.


He insists Wednesday’s fixture won’t be a walk in the park for the Falcons, vowing to give everything to win the clash to reach the semifinals.


Basigi said, “Ghana versus Nigeria is always a different ball game. They massacred Mali 6-0 but it doesn’t mean that they will massacre Ghana.”


The Sekondi Hasacaas manager, who steered Ghana to a gold medal finish in the women’s football event at the Brazzaville 2015 All Africa Games, revealed he would make some changes to his lineup for the encounter against Nigeria.


“Against Nigeria, I think we need to up our game a little bit,” Basigi was quoted by Football Ghana as saying on Monday.


“We’ll revise our notes on our weaker side, we’ll work on it and polish on the stronger side as well.”


He added, “Nigeria shouldn’t underestimate us at all, because when these two countries meet in football, it could go either side, hence we’ll really be determined to shock them and progress to the next stage.”


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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 8:24am On Nov 22, 2016
^^
Talk is cheap

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