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Falcons Go for Huge Win against Mali


Nigeria’s Super Falcons have promised a comprehensive victory when they face Mali in an All Africa Games (AAG) qualifier on Friday.

The African champions drew the first leg 1-1 and will progress to the next stage of qualifying with a goalless draw in the return fixture in Abuja.

They have, however, vowed to play without the handbrakes on, predicting a big win over the Malians at the Abuja National Stadium.

“We are gunning for at least a 5-0 victory on Friday and we know it’s possible. We respect the Malians but we know that a big win is all Nigerians want,” spokesperson of the team, Gracious Akujobi told supersport.com.

Reigning African player of the year, Asisat Oshoala and En Avant Guingamp striker, Desire Oparanozie, both missed the first leg in Mali but have been called up for Friday’s game.

Akujobi says calling up both players does not smack of desperation insisting that the duo “remain players of the team”.

“We have heard people say stuff over the invitation of the team and its puzzling because Asisat and Desire both remain part of the Super Falcons team.

“If the coach feels it is important to call them up for this game, I don’t see anything wrong in that. The truth is it doesn’t really matter.

“We were not at the last edition of the All Africa Games and we want to ensure we are there this time,” she said.


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