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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:20pm On Nov 26, 2016
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FALCONETS TRAGEDY: Player hospitalised after NFF fail to pay off team
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by Samm Audu

Falconets defender Mary Ologbosere has been referred to the traumatic unit of a hospital in Abuja after she suffered from depression following the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay the players on arrival from the U20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea.


The 18-year-old defender lost her father while the Falconets were at the World Cup and the entire family are counting on her to come back and bury him.


However, on return from the World Cup Wednesday afternoon, they were all shocked when they were each paid a measly 10,000 Naira to return to their various homes.


A shocked Ologbosere cried all through the night and had to be rushed to hospital as a result, where she has now been admitted at the traumatic unit.


“She is totally shattered by this heartless treatment,” simply reported a team official at the Serob Legacy Hotel.


“It’s truly a pathetic case.”
The 10,000 Naira paid each player was the only money they received from the NFF since they opened training camp for the World Cup earlier this year.


The team have vowed not to leave the hotel they were booked into until they have got their cash.


At the World Cup, they won two matches, against Spain and Canada.


It would also be recalled that the Nigeria U19 team led by Manu Garba were also sent away on their return from an invitational tournament in Suwon, South Korea, after they were paid a paltry 5,000 Naira each.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:21pm On Nov 26, 2016
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Super Falcons Grumble Ahead Showdown Vs Kenya, Owed Bonuses, Allowances By NFF
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Allnigeriasoccer.comunder stands that Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons, have complained that they have not yet been paid their bonuses by the Nigeria Football Federation ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Kenya in their final Group B fixture.


The players have not received bonuses since the qualifying stage, including the home and away fixtures versus Senegal.


During the training camp in Abuja before the squad departed for Cameroon, players and officials of the Super Falcons didn’t get any allowance from the NFF.


The Florence Omagbemi-led side have no injury worries ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Kenya at Stade Municipal de Limbe, amid speculations in the local media that Guingamp striker Desire Oparanozie is nursing an injury.


Nigeria will qualify for Tuesday’s semifinal if they can avoid defeat against Kenya no matter the outcome of the other group game between Ghana and Mali.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=21197
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:23pm On Nov 26, 2016
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Super Falcons Bonus For A Win, Draw & Allowances At AWCON Revealed
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The Super Falcons will get bonus payments of $4,000 per player (approximately N1.3 million) for every win at the African Women Cup of Nations,
allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report.


For a drawn game at the ongoing competition in Cameroon, they will pocket $2,000 each (N650,000).


Therefore, each player is supposed to get approximately N2 million from the Nigeria Football Federation following the win against Mali and the point earned against Ghana on Wednesday, November 23.


On top of that, each member of the squad will be paid N1,000 allowance for every day they spend with the national team.


The defending champions tackle Kenya in their final Group B fixture on Saturday in Limbe.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=21199
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:31pm On Nov 26, 2016
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Banyana Banyana thump Egypt to storm into semis
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Jermaine Seoposenwe of South Africa shoots at goal closed down by Linda Sembrant of Sweden during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Women Football match between South Africa and Sweden at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 03 August 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Sasol Banyana Banyana stormed into the semi finals of the 2016 CAF African Women’s Cup of Nations after walloping the Pharaohs of Egypt 5-0 in their last Group A match in Limbe, Cameroon on Friday, 25 November 2016.


Goals from Andisiwe Mcgoyi, Nothando Vilakazi, Refiloe Jane, Linda Motlhalo and Jermaine Seoposenwe gave the South Africans all the three points plus a massive boost following a second half goal glut which stunned the Egyptians.


Mcgoyi opened the scoring on the 28th minute when she managed to tap the ball into an empty net after some great play from the right wing by Nompumelelo Nyandeni to take a slender 1-0 lead at half time.


Nyandeni who played a big role in creating the opening goal was substituted for Refiloe Jane in the 59th minute after a bad knock. A minute later Nothando Vilakazi scored the second goal for the South Africans after some miscommunication between the Egyptian centre backs and her goalkeeper.


Refiloe Jane who had just got onto the pitch was granted a golden opportunity in the 62nd minute and did not hesitate when she put the ball in the back of the net for Banyana’s third goal.


Jermaine Seoposenwe also raised her hand and scored the fourth goal in the 67th minute.


Coach Ellis brought in youngster Amogelang Motau and Motlhalo late in the match, and Motlhalo didn’t take long before she scored the fifth and final goals for the rampant Banyana Banyana in the 82nd minute to register the biggest scoreline of the tournament so far.


“I am very happy with the performance today. The players knew what they had to do, I did not need to motivate them at all, we will play whoever qualifies between Ghana and Nigeria and see how far we go in the tournament,” said an elated Ellis
Sasol Banyana Banyana will know their semi-final opponent on Saturday after the last group B matches, where either Nigeria or Ghana will top the group.


The semi finals will take place on Tuesday, 29 November 2016, at Limbe Omnisports Stadium.

africanfootball.com/news/667007/Banyana-Banyana-thump-Egypt-to-storm-into-semis
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:34pm On Nov 26, 2016
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Exclusive : Vittsjo Sensation Okobi Makes First Start, Oparanozie Benched Again As Nigeria Name Starting XI
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Nigeria female national team coach Florence Omagbemi has announced her starting eleven for Saturday evening’s 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations Group B clash against Kenya.


For the third game in a row, Jonathan Alaba will be in goal; Onome Ebi, Ugo Njoku, Ohale Osinachi and Faith Ikidi are the defenders.


The midfield consists of captain Rita Chikwelu, Halimat Ayinde and Swedish-based star Ngozi Okobi, who starts her first game of the tournament.


As expected Arsenal striker Asisat Oshoala leads the charge for goals, with Ordega and Uchechi Sunday offering her support.


Kickoff time at the Stade Municipal de Limbe, Limbe is 1900 hours local time.


Nigeria Starting XI: Alaba, Ebi, Njoku, Ohale, Ikidi, Chikwelu, Ayinde, Okobi, Oshoala, Ordega, Uchechi Sunday.

www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=21207
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:38pm On Nov 26, 2016
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Nigeria's Falcons to smash past Kenya to avoid rampant hosts Cameroon
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Defending champions Nigeria’s Super Falcons will hope to smash past debutants Kenya Saturday to win Group B and avoid hosts Cameroon in the semi-finals of the women’s AFCON.


The Lionesses of Cameroon finished top of Group A after winning all three group games, while South Africa were runners up after a 5-0 spanking of Egypt in their final group match.


Nigeria coach Florence Omagbemi was disappointed with the South African referee for not awarding the Falcons a penalty when star forward Asisat Oshoala was brought down inside the box by the Ghana goalkeeper.


The 1-1 draw with perennial arch-rivals Ghana has brought the Falcons back to earth after a big 6-0 win over fellow West Africans Mali in their opening game.


A second win for the Falcons could well earn them a more manageable semi-final against Banyana Banyana of South Africa.


Kenya have already been eliminated after they were trounced 3-1 by Mali after they lost by the same scoreline to Ghana.


Falcons target remains a 10th trophy and they will enhance this aspiration with an expected walloping of the Kenyans Saturday afternoon in Limbe.


The other Group B match between Ghana and Mali will be expected to be more of a contest as Mali have revived their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds of this biennial competition.


The win by Mali now means they only have to upset the Black Queens from Ghana to advance to the semi-finals.

africanfootball.com/news/666881/Nigeria-s-Falcons-to-smash-past-Kenya-to-avoid-rampant-hosts-Cameroon
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:45pm On Nov 26, 2016
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South Africa Coach: Bring On Super Falcons!
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By James Agberebi:

South Africa head coach Desiree Ellis has claimed that her team are already looking forward to a meeting with the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the semi-final of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations on Tuesday, Comple tesportsnigeria.com reports.


The South Africans confirmed their progress into the last four following their emphatic 5-0 win against Egypt on Friday.


The Falcons however are yet to book their place into the semi-finals as they have to avoid defeat against already eliminated Kenya in Saturday's Group B tie.


Ellis also identified the Black Queens of Ghana as another team Banyana are anticipating a clash with in the semi-finals.


"I don’t think I had to motivate the players because they knew what was at stake (against Egypt)," Ellis told Cafonline.


"We created a lot in the first half, and when we started stretching them and created openings, we scored. It is not a dream but we had the belief.


"We always had the belief that we could play better. We wanted to make sure we get the result we needed. We had always been creating the chances and hopefully going forward, we can take more chances.


"If you want to win you have to play against all teams. We have to plan for either Ghana or Nigeria. It doesn’t matter which team we play because we will have to play either of them."

www.completesportsnigeria.com/south-africa-coach-bring-super-falcons/
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 5:47pm On Nov 26, 2016
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Chiejine, Okobi: Falcons Will Not Underrate Kenya
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By James Agberebi:

Super Falcons assistant coach Ann Chiejine has assured that the team will approach their last Group B clash against already eliminated Kenya on Saturday, at the 2016 Africa Women' s Cup of Nations, with all the seriousness it deserves.


The Falcons are on four points and must avoid defeat against Kenya to guarantee qualifying for the semi-finals.


"We are here for business we will be ready to play against Kenya. The players are looking forward to the match," former Nigeria goalkeeper Chiejine told Cafonline.


"Every team qualified is a good team and we are leaving no stone unturned. We know them (Kenya) and we will play as if it is our first match. Every team is as good as winning the championship."


Falcons midfielder Ngozi Okobi also echoed Chiejine's thoughts ahead of the game against Kenya.
She said: "My first match was against Ghana. I saw that the midfield was collapsing against Ghana and that is exactly what I came on to do.


"Our expectation is to win all games and playing against Kenya is no child’s play."

www.completesportsnigeria.com/chiejine-okobi-falcons-will-not-underrate-kenya/
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 6:33pm On Nov 26, 2016
Orkpekyandega:
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Exclusive : Vittsjo Sensation Okobi Makes First Start, Oparanozie Benched Again As Nigeria Name Starting XI
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Nigeria female national team coach Florence Omagbemi has announced her starting eleven for Saturday evening’s 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations Group B clash against Kenya.


For the third game in a row, Jonathan Alaba will be in goal; Onome Ebi, Ugo Njoku, Ohale Osinachi and Faith Ikidi are the defenders.


The midfield consists of captain Rita Chikwelu, Halimat Ayinde and Swedish-based star Ngozi Okobi, who starts her first game of the tournament.


As expected Arsenal striker Asisat Oshoala leads the charge for goals, with Ordega and Uchechi Sunday offering her support.


Kickoff time at the Stade Municipal de Limbe, Limbe is 1900 hours local time.


Nigeria Starting XI: Alaba, Ebi, Njoku, Ohale, Ikidi, Chikwelu, Ayinde, Okobi, Oshoala, Ordega, Uchechi Sunday.

www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=21207
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I like.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 7:05pm On Nov 26, 2016
Okobi with a screamer that even Iheanacho would be proud of, 1-0.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 7:08pm On Nov 26, 2016
2-0 goal by Faith Ikidi from a set piece situation.
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 9:12pm On Nov 26, 2016
BascoVanVeli:


I like.
The Okobi I knew during the World Cup is different from the one I see in this competition
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 10:35pm On Nov 26, 2016
Orkpekyandega:

The Okobi I knew during the World Cup is different from the one I see in this competition

I don't still think she has found her form yet, in the last 30 minutes she was plain tired. Okon mostly allowed her to have a free role but now she has to do alot of running which might be affecting her.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 2:14pm On Nov 27, 2016
BascoVanVeli:


I don't still think she has found her form yet, in the last 30 minutes she was plain tired. Okon mostly allowed her to have a free role but now she has to do alot of running which might be affecting her.
That's exactly what I am talking about. she was by far the outstanding Super Falcon in the World Cup.

The only good thing she did yesterday was that goal.

I just wish she replicates that form in this tournament.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 2:37pm On Nov 27, 2016
Orkpekyandega:

That's exactly what I am talking about. she was by far the outstanding Super Falcon in the World Cup.

The only good thing she did yesterday was that goal.

I just wish replicates that form in this tournament.
After the world cup, okobi was no longer herself really and even struggled in Washington spirits in the NWSL( ordega's club) before going over to Sweden. The good thing about okobi though is that she's a very good passer of the ball, she may have lost everything but definitely not her vision. Though Rita is more experienced and active, l still prefer okobi slightly, but then having any of them on the pitch is still fine by me.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 8:31pm On Nov 27, 2016
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Nigeria Next Big Hope Okobi Stars As Super Falcons Set Up Semifinal Meeting With South Africa
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Defending champions Super Falcons of Nigeria were in fine form as they annihilated Mali 4-0 to set up a semi final cracker with South Africa in the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.


Goals from Ngozi Okobi, Faith Ikidi, Asisat Oshoala and substitute Desire Oparanozie proved to be enough for the highly fancied side to defeat the Kenyans in Limbe on Saturday.


Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Ghana, with Okobi and Uchechi Sunday the anointed ones for Osarenoma Igbinovia and Chioma Wogu.


The seven-time African champions took the lead in the 3rd minute through Okobi who turned home a brilliant effort from outside the area.


Ugo Njoku was also the provider for Nigeria’s second three minutes later, picking out Faith Ikidi Michael who headed home from close range.


The Super Falcons tried to score more goals in the first stanza but their efforts wasn’t enough.


Back from recess, the champions led upfront by Oshoala pressed for more and were soon rewarded.


The Arsenal Ladies star finished off a sweet move to make the scoreline 3-0.


Second half substitute Oparanozie put the icing on the cake in the 88th minute with the 4th goal of the game and her first of the competition, leaving Omagbemi highly satisfied.


The result ensured that Nigeria finished top of the group with seven points. In the other match of the day, Ghana defeated Mali 3-1 to also end up with seven points but they were edged on goal difference by the Falcons.


Kenya Starters: Akinyi, Awuor, Wanjiku, Nixon, Avilia, Alouch, Bundi, Akida, Achieng (c), Ambogo, Anyango.


Super Falcons Starters: Alaba Jonathan, Faith Ikidi Michael, Ugo Njoku, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Okobi, Halimatu Ayinde, Rita Chikwelu (c) (Osarenoma Igbinovia), Francisca Ordega, Uchechi Sunday (Desire Oparanozie), Asisat Oshoala.


Subs Not Used: Ibubeleye Whyte, Rita Akarekor, Ebere Ngozi, Gladys Akpa, Glory Iroka, Ijeoma Obi, Chioma Wogu, Esther Sunday
Igho Kingsley

www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=21211
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 9:07pm On Nov 27, 2016
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Falcons Spank Kenya, Set Up South Africa Semi-Final
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By James Agberebi:

The Super Falcons of Nigeria booked their place in the semi-finals of this year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon following their 4-0 win against Kenya in Group B on Saturday.


Goals from Ngozi Okobi, Faith Ikidi, Asisat Oshoala (her fifth of the tournament) and substitute Desire Oparanozie secured the comfortable win for the reigning AWCON champions.


It was the Falcons’ second win of the tournament after initially beating Mali 6-0 before drawing 1-1 with Ghana in their second game.


They finish top in Group B on seven points and will face South Africa in the semi-final on Tuesday.


Ghana’s Black Queens also confirmed their place in the semi-final thanks to a 3-1 win against Mali in Group B’s other game on Saturday.


The Black Queens had seven points but ended second behind the Falcons on inferior goals difference and will face hosts Cameroon also on Tuesday, for a place in the final.

www.completesportsnigeria.com/falcons-spank-kenya-set-south-africa-semi-final/
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 10:33pm On Nov 27, 2016
Orkpekyandega:
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Nigeria Next Big Hope Okobi Stars As Super Falcons Set Up Semifinal Meeting With South Africa
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Defending champions Super Falcons of Nigeria were in fine form as they annihilated Mali 4-0 to set up a semi final cracker with South Africa in the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.


Goals from Ngozi Okobi, Faith Ikidi, Asisat Oshoala and substitute Desire Oparanozie proved to be enough for the highly fancied side to defeat the Kenyans in Limbe on Saturday.


Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Ghana, with Okobi and Uchechi Sunday the anointed ones for Osarenoma Igbinovia and Chioma Wogu.


The seven-time African champions took the lead in the 3rd minute through Okobi who turned home a brilliant effort from outside the area.


Ugo Njoku was also the provider for Nigeria’s second three minutes later, picking out Faith Ikidi Michael who headed home from close range.


The Super Falcons tried to score more goals in the first stanza but their efforts wasn’t enough.


Back from recess, the champions led upfront by Oshoala pressed for more and were soon rewarded.


The Arsenal Ladies star finished off a sweet move to make the scoreline 3-0.


Second half substitute Oparanozie put the icing on the cake in the 88th minute with the 4th goal of the game and her first of the competition, leaving Omagbemi highly satisfied.


The result ensured that Nigeria finished top of the group with seven points. In the other match of the day, Ghana defeated Mali 3-1 to also end up with seven points but they were edged on goal difference by the Falcons.


Kenya Starters: Akinyi, Awuor, Wanjiku, Nixon, Avilia, Alouch, Bundi, Akida, Achieng (c), Ambogo, Anyango.


Super Falcons Starters: Alaba Jonathan, Faith Ikidi Michael, Ugo Njoku, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Okobi, Halimatu Ayinde, Rita Chikwelu (c) (Osarenoma Igbinovia), Francisca Ordega, Uchechi Sunday (Desire Oparanozie), Asisat Oshoala.


Subs Not Used: Ibubeleye Whyte, Rita Akarekor, Ebere Ngozi, Gladys Akpa, Glory Iroka, Ijeoma Obi, Chioma Wogu, Esther Sunday
Igho Kingsley

www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=21211
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I'm surprised, because with the game against Kenya, we should have tried out the likes of ijeoma obi and Gloria iroka to see if they are more creative midfielders or better passers of the ball than Rita and Halimatu, but they were not used at all. We need players who can put the ball at the feet of oshoala and ordega easily, and l hope oparanozie would no longer sit on the bench at this stage of the competition, anyway let's see how it goes. Thumbs up to the coaching crew for the job done on the team so far after that poor latter era of 2015.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by olapluto(m): 1:53pm On Nov 28, 2016
Nigeria vs South Africa. I predict 3-0 to the super falcons. Maybe 3 -1. That 1 will be a dodgy goal given by the referee.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 12:23pm On Nov 29, 2016
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Nigeria's Falcons tackle South Africa for place in women's AFCON final
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Nigeria Super Falcons will Wednesday battle South Africa for a place in the final of this year’s women’s AFCON in Cameroon after they bashed Kenya 4-0.


Asisat Oshoala led Saturday’s other goal scorers Ngozi Ikobi, Faith Ikidi and Desire Oparanozie for Nigeria to win Group B with seven points.


Ghana finished also on seven points but an inferior goals difference to Nigeria after they beat Mali 3-1 in their own final Group B clash.


Ghana will take on hosts Cameroon, who won Group A with nine points, in the other semi-final.

africanfootball.com/news/667200/Nigeria-s-Falcons-tackle-South-Africa-for-place-in-women-s-AFCON-final
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 12:25pm On Nov 29, 2016
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Ellis confident of downing Nigeria
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Desiree Ellis coach of South Africa during the Women Africa Cup of Nations.

South African Women's national team caoch Desire Ellis says facing the Nigerians is a daunting task, but they are confident of victory.


Speaking from Cameroon ahead of their semi-final clash against the Super Falcons, Ellis believes the 2016 CAF Women's Championships is very crucial.


Banyana Banyana are fresh from a 5-0 win against Egypt as they booked their spot in the knockout stages, and says her charges are excited for the semifinal.


“Playing against Nigeria brings back many memories and emotions, and this encounter will be no different," said Ellis.


“When we look back to the day when I started playing international football, I am honoured to lead Banyana Banyana into this much-anticipated clash.


“We have a worthy opponent, the defending champions who have a better history than us in the tournament and in our meetings – we have to respect that, no two ways about it.


“But when we get onto the pitch it’s 11 versus 11 and if we get the tactics right we could just come out victorious.”


The ex-Banyana international adds that her players are motivated for this encounter, emphasising that their mission is to reach the final and bag the continental crown.


“Everybody is excited, everybody is raring to go. A lot of the players know this is an opportunity to make history by getting to the final and winning it – but first we have to go past our nemesis,” adds Ellis.


“The lovely thing is that every player is raising their hands in terms of selection for this match because this is a kind of encounter where players do not need motivation – any clash against Nigeria is like a cup final.”


The tie will be staged at State Limbe Omnisport in Limbe, Cameroon getting underway at 20:00 SA Time.

africanfootball.com/news/667828/Ellis-confident-of-downing-Nigeria
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 12:34pm On Nov 29, 2016
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Nigeria's Falcons tackle South Africa for place in women's AFCON final
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Nigeria's Oparanozie (right) against South Africa. Both teams clash again for a place in the final of the women's AFCON in Cameroon.


Nigeria Super Falcons will Wednesday battle South Africa for a place in the final of this year’s women’s AFCON in Cameroon after they bashed Kenya 4-0.


Asisat Oshoala led Saturday’s other goal scorers Ngozi Ikobi, Faith Ikidi and Desire Oparanozie for Nigeria to win Group B with seven points.


Ghana finished also on seven points but an inferior goals difference to Nigeria after they beat Mali 3-1 in their own final Group B clash.


Ghana will take on hosts Cameroon, who won Group A with nine points, in the other semi-final.

africanfootball.com/news/667200/Nigeria-s-Falcons-tackle-South-Africa-for-place-in-women-s-AFCON-final
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 12:41pm On Nov 29, 2016
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Boastful Banyana Banyana stand between Nigeria and 10th AFCON crown
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Banyana Banyana of South Africa

A tough-talking South Africa stand between Nigeria and a 10th women’s AFCON title when both teams clash in the semi-finals of the tournament tonight in Limbe.


After a difficult start during which they were held by Zimbabwe, they smashed past Egypt 5-0 to go into this clash with their confidence sky-high.


Banyana Banyana's confidence will be further boosted by the fact that they edged past the defending champions in the 2012 tournament in Equatorial Guinea.


“We are capable of shocking Nigeria,” declared South Africa striker Jermaine Seoposenwa, one of five different scorers against Egypt at the weekend.


“The goals we scored can only be good for our confidence going into this game.


“And we have the team to win this game.”


Banyana coach Desire Ellis was equally bullish about her team’s chances in only her first major championship as coach.


“In football nothing is impossible, you just have to have the belief,” said the former Banyana skipper.


“As a group we want to win the gold, that is why we are here. But we have to be at the top of our game.”


Ellis will come to face-to-face with a friend and former Nigeria captain Florence Omagbemi, who is also calling the shots in her first major championship from the sidelines.


“I am happy to play against her (Ellis), she’s also looking forward to the game,” said the Super Falcons coach who in her playing day was a swash-buckling central defender.


Omagbemi also maintained her team are in Cameroon to defend the title they won two years ago in Namibia.


“We are fully prepared and focused. We came here to defend our trophy,” she said.


Experienced defender Onome Ebi as well as tournament leading scorer with six goals Asisat Oshoala have recovered fully from knocks suffered in their last game against Kenya.


Omagbemi has also been satisfied with the introduction of Ngozi Okobi in the middle of the park.


“Okobi in the middle has been a plus to the team,” she remarked.


The winners of tonight’s showdown will at the weekend most likely battle rampant hosts Cameroon, who are expected to beat Ghana in the first semi-finals today.

Kick-off time is 7pm.

africanfootball.com/news/667847/Boastful-Banyana-Banyana-stand-between-Nigeria-and-10th-AFCON-crown
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 1:14pm On Nov 29, 2016
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Bayana Coach: South Africa Vs Nigeria – Final Before Final!
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South Africa women's head coach Desiree Ellis has described Tuesday’s semi-final against the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the Africa Women's Cup of Nations as the ‘final before the final’."


This is the fourth time both teams are confronting each other in the semi-final with the Falcons winning it twice and lost one.


Commenting ahead of the game, Ellis while admitting that the game will be tough, said they will draw inspiration from their 2012 AWCON win against the Super Falcons.


"If we are not ready now, then there is a problem," she told cafonline.com.


"We have worked on a few things and we have a plan. It is not just playing Nigeria, you are playing against the defending champions and you need to respect that.


"When we get onto the pitch it will be eleven versus eleven, and it will be who executes the plan the best. We have beaten Nigeria before in 2012 in Equatorial Guinea. In football, nothing is impossible. You need to have the belief which I know we do and you have to execute your plan really well.


"It is the final before the final and it will be extremely tough, and that is what you get in the semi-finals."


Ellis reflected on the final of the AWCON 2000 which Banyana lost to the Falcons.


"That happened in 2000 in South Africa, we lost 2-0 and the game was abandoned due to crowd trouble. Pressure will always be there and there is no running away from it.


"It doesn’t matter how big or small the occasion. You don’t need any motivation playing against Nigeria. And being a semi-final, I don’t think you need to motivate anyone.


"There is no second chance and there is no tomorrow to say we should have done this or that. The players realise what is at stake.


Pressure is not just on me but everyone connected to the game."


And on her relationahip with Falcons head coach, Florence Omagbemi, Ellis said:"Florence (Omagbemi) and I are friends. We have been hugging each other the whole week but when you go on to the pitch, the friendship stops.


"We will be friends after the game. Like she will be going for victory, it will be naïve of me to say we don’t want the victory because it is a semi-final. Our aim from the beginning is to get the gold and it still remains our aim."

www.completesportsnigeria.com/bayana-coach-south-africa-vs-nigeria-final-final/
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 1:30pm On Nov 29, 2016
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NIGERIA 6-1 SOUTH AFRICA: Falcons Superior To Banyana In AWCON Clashes
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The Super Falcons will meet Banyana Banyana of South Africa on Tuesday in the semi-final of this year's Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Cameroon.


For the fourth time, the Falcons will be facing South Africa in the semi-final of the tournament.


Ahead of the clash, Comple tesportsnigeria.com's JAMES AGBEREBI takes a look at how both teams have fared against each other in the AWCON since their first meeting in 2000…


NIGERIA 2-0 SOUTH AFRICA (FINAL: AWCON 2000)

The Super Falcons met Banyana Banyana for the first time at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations in the 2000 edition hosted by South Africa.


Both teams played all the way to the final with the Falcons winning 2-0 to claim their second straight African title.


The final was however abandoned due to crowd trouble when the Falcons scored their second goal but the trophy was later awarded to the Nigerian ladies.


NIGERIA 5-0 SOUTH AFRICA (SEMI-FINAL: AWCON 2002)

At the 2002 AWCON hosted by Nigeria, the Falcons finished second behind Ghana in group A and squared off against South Africa in the semi-final.


The Falcons went on to win 5-0 against South Africa to progress into their third straight final.


In the final, the Falcons avenged their group stage defeat to Ghana, winning 2-0 to emerge champions.


NIGERIA 2-0 SOUTH AFRICA (GROUP STAGE: AWCON 2006)

For the first time the Falcons and South Africa were drawn in the same group during the 2006 AWCON which Nigeria hosted.


Going into the last group game, the Falcons on six points, triumphed 2-0 against South Africa who also went into the game after winning their first two group games.


Both teams qualified for the semi-final with the Falcons going on to win the tournament.


NIGERIA 1-0 S/AFRICA (GROUP STAGE: AWCON 2008)

For the second time in the AWCON, the Falcons were in the same group alongside South Africa.
After drawing their first two group games, the Falcons needed an outright win against South Africa who had already qualified after winning two games.


The Falcons won 1-0 win and qualification into the semi-finals, but they finished in third place, the first time they would fail to win the tournament. Hosts Equatorial Guinea emerged surprise champions.


NIGERIA 2-1 S/AFRICA (GROUP STAGE: AWCON 2010)

And for the third time, the Falcons and South Africa crossed path in the group stage this time in the 2010 AWCON held in South Africa.


A 2-1 win for the Falcons earned them qualification into the semi-final with a game to spare.
They made it to the final and beat Equatorial Guinea 4-2 to become champions for the sixth time.


S/AFRICA 1-0 NIGERIA (S/FINAL: AWCON 2012)

South Africa recorded their first ever victory against the Falcons following a 1-0 win in the semi-final of the 2012 edition in Equatorial Guinea.


The Falcons met Cameroon in the third place match and lost 1-0.
And in the final, South Africa were thrashed 4-0 by Equatorial Guinea who picked their second title.


NIGERIA 2-1 S/AFRICA ((S/FINAL: AWCON 2014)

At the 2014 AWCON in Namibia, the Falcons avenged their 2012 loss to South Africa with a 2-1 semi-final win.


In the final, the Falcons beat Cameroon 2-0 to land their seventh title.


The third place match was between Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa with the former winning 1-0.

www.completesportsnigeria.com/nigeria-6-1-south-africa-falcons-superior-banyana-awcon-clashes/
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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 4:44pm On Nov 29, 2016
Orkpekyandega:
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NIGERIA 6-1 SOUTH AFRICA: Falcons Superior To Banyana In AWCON Clashes
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The Super Falcons will meet Banyana Banyana of South Africa on Tuesday in the semi-final of this year's Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Cameroon.


For the fourth time, the Falcons will be facing South Africa in the semi-final of the tournament.


Ahead of the clash, Comple tesportsnigeria.com's JAMES AGBEREBI takes a look at how both teams have fared against each other in the AWCON since their first meeting in 2000…


NIGERIA 2-0 SOUTH AFRICA (FINAL: AWCON 2000)

The Super Falcons met Banyana Banyana for the first time at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations in the 2000 edition hosted by South Africa.


Both teams played all the way to the final with the Falcons winning 2-0 to claim their second straight African title.


The final was however abandoned due to crowd trouble when the Falcons scored their second goal but the trophy was later awarded to the Nigerian ladies.


NIGERIA 5-0 SOUTH AFRICA (SEMI-FINAL: AWCON 2002)

At the 2002 AWCON hosted by Nigeria, the Falcons finished second behind Ghana in group A and squared off against South Africa in the semi-final.


The Falcons went on to win 5-0 against South Africa to progress into their third straight final.


In the final, the Falcons avenged their group stage defeat to Ghana, winning 2-0 to emerge champions.


NIGERIA 2-0 SOUTH AFRICA (GROUP STAGE: AWCON 2006)

For the first time the Falcons and South Africa were drawn in the same group during the 2006 AWCON which Nigeria hosted.


Going into the last group game, the Falcons on six points, triumphed 2-0 against South Africa who also went into the game after winning their first two group games.


Both teams qualified for the semi-final with the Falcons going on to win the tournament.


NIGERIA 1-0 S/AFRICA (GROUP STAGE: AWCON 2008)

For the second time in the AWCON, the Falcons were in the same group alongside South Africa.
After drawing their first two group games, the Falcons needed an outright win against South Africa who had already qualified after winning two games.


The Falcons won 1-0 win and qualification into the semi-finals, but they finished in third place, the first time they would fail to win the tournament. Hosts Equatorial Guinea emerged surprise champions.


NIGERIA 2-1 S/AFRICA (GROUP STAGE: AWCON 2010)

And for the third time, the Falcons and South Africa crossed path in the group stage this time in the 2010 AWCON held in South Africa.


A 2-1 win for the Falcons earned them qualification into the semi-final with a game to spare.
They made it to the final and beat Equatorial Guinea 4-2 to become champions for the sixth time.


S/AFRICA 1-0 NIGERIA (S/FINAL: AWCON 2012)

South Africa recorded their first ever victory against the Falcons following a 1-0 win in the semi-final of the 2012 edition in Equatorial Guinea.


The Falcons met Cameroon in the third place match and lost 1-0.
And in the final, South Africa were thrashed 4-0 by Equatorial Guinea who picked their second title.


NIGERIA 2-1 S/AFRICA ((S/FINAL: AWCON 2014)

At the 2014 AWCON in Namibia, the Falcons avenged their 2012 loss to South Africa with a 2-1 semi-final win.


In the final, the Falcons beat Cameroon 2-0 to land their seventh title.


The third place match was between Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa with the former winning 1-0.

www.completesportsnigeria.com/nigeria-6-1-south-africa-falcons-superior-banyana-awcon-clashes/
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I swear i saw somewhere that this game was to be played tommorow
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by isaiah9(m): 5:12pm On Nov 29, 2016
Streaming Cameroon vs Ghana match. I must say I'm not seeing anything special about this so talked-about Cameroonian team. if we meet Cameroon we go flog them abeg

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by mummyson26(m): 5:27pm On Nov 29, 2016
isaiah9:
Streaming Cameroon vs Ghana match. I must say I'm not seeing anything special about this so talked-about Cameroonian team. if we meet Cameroon we go flog them abeg
Please can u share the link
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by isaiah9(m): 6:01pm On Nov 29, 2016
mummyson26:

Please can u share the link
no link. I'm using sports TV app
Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 6:01pm On Nov 29, 2016
Super Falcons starting XI vs South Africa (7pm kickoff): Alaba Jonathan (Gk), Faith Ikidi, Ugo Njoku, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Halimatu Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi, Rita Chikwelu, Francesca Ordega, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie.

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Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by isaiah9(m): 6:12pm On Nov 29, 2016
Game over

Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 6:35pm On Nov 29, 2016
TheSuperNerd:
Super Falcons starting XI vs South Africa (7pm kickoff): Alaba Jonathan (Gk), Faith Ikidi, Ugo Njoku, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Halimatu Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi, Rita Chikwelu, Francesca Ordega, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie.

Just as the fans wanted, the coaching crew obliged

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