Super Falcons in training ahead of their qualifying game against Senegal. Photo: Nigeria Football Federation
Super Falcons in training ahead of their qualifying game against Senegal. Photo: Nigeria Football Federation

By Andah John

Nigeria’s Falcons will travel to Cameroon on Wednesday (today), venue of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

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The title holders will battle long-time rivals Black Queens of Ghana, Kenya, and Mali in Group B of the November 19 to December 3 tournament.

The African champions are expected to arrive in Lagos in the afternoon, then connect a flight to Cameroon.

Coach Florence Omagbemi’s side will be seeking their eighth title in Cameroon, having won the tournament a record seven times.

The bi-annual competition is taking place for the first time in the central African country since its inception in 1998.

Falcons can retain the title – Rohr

Meanwhile, Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is confident that Nigeria can retain the title they won in 2014. Rohr made this known when he visited the team at their training camp in Abuja.

“I have seen a good training match against the boys and I can see the team is better than the last time I saw them. Everyone invited is here. And I can see that they work very well with the coach.

“I have seen a good organization in the team as well as a good spirit. I told the coach a few things, among these being that she should play simple, to always have the movement and to play together.

”I believe they can do it and they will turn out good in the tournament in Cameroon. I think they can win this tournament. Mali is their first game. it is very important to win this game. And Ghana won’t be so easy. Kenya, I think normally we will defeat.

“The Super Falcons are fit and will fight well for the green and white colors in Cameroon,” Rohr said.