Nigeria are not expecting anything from Tuesday’s semi-final clash with Cameroon except victory and a place in the Final of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations, according to Head Coach Thomas Dennerby.
A place in the final will also guarantee the Super Falcons a slot at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France.
Speaking at the pre-match conference on Monday, Dennerby said: “Our preparation is good; we simply work on the team and we don’t change so much. We had a plan coming to the tournament and we stick to it. This is one of five games in total, and our objective remains a place at the World Cup as well as defending the trophy.
“Our primary objective had always been qualifying for the World Cup. We have a good opportunity to achieve that tomorrow. We have to stick by our match plan and be fully focused. Victory and World Cup ticket tomorrow will make us more relaxed playing in the Final.”
On her part, Captain Onome Ebi said: “Whenever we play Cameroon, it is always a big fight. We are prepared for the big fight tomorrow and we are sure we will come out victorious. There is no doubt that the Cameroonians have improved from the team we defeated in Yaounde in 2016. But that is expected.
“Whatever the opposition, we study them and apply what is necessary for us to win. We are the champions and we know how to approach the game to get a victory.”