We’re ready and well informed about Mali, says Nigeria’s Omagbemi

We’re ready and well informed about Mali, says Nigeria’s Omagbemi

The Super Falcons’ trainer says her ladies are fully prepared and well informed about their west African foes ahead of Sunday’s African Women’s Cup of Nations opener in Limbe

Nigeria’s women coach Florence Omagbemi says her side are ready and have good knowledge of Mali ahead of Sunday’s African Women’s Cup of Nations opener.

Omagbemi, who captained the Super Falcons to winning four African titles, said she brought the best legs made of youth and experience to represent the country at the continental showpiece.

“My team is 100% percent fit and ready. Everyone on the team – the 21 players we have and officials are ready for the game and we are set to start our campaign,” Omagbemi said in the pre-match conference.

“For now, we’ve brought the best to represent the country. When you have a tournament two years after and we play in 2016 – there is a transition in the team and as a coach you want to get the best players to represent the country.

“The combination of both – the ones that went to Namibia and the new ones that are here. This is not the first time some of them are playing together.

“Even the ones that are not here we still have the majority of our players that we took to Namibia, the experience and the new ones on the team, most of them have been on the national team for years. ”

“We have Mali, Ghana, Kenya in our group. Most of the teams are played in the qualifiers. We are familiar with the Malian teams and we have been able to get some report of the team,” she continued.

“Just like the others teams are looking to get information about our own team. This is not the first time we’ve been playing the Mali team. We have good information about them and so we are good to go.

“It is an honour to come back as an ex-player to coach the team. I’m trying to bring some of the experience I had before and the players they understand the task at hand. I’m happy to be the head coach of the team.”

Omagbemi will hope for a winning start against the west African side at the Limbe Omnisports Stadium by 4pm.

Website design in Abuja


follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng
Like us on Facebook @aljazirahnewsng

Share This:

Related Posts

Police dismiss three officers ‘involved in drug trafficking’... The Kogi state police command has dismissed three of its officers for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of 30 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. Willaim Aya, the command’s public relations officer, who confirmed this on Wednesday, said the officers have been handed over to the ...
CSOs call for halt to NGO Bill, recall of House of Reps memb... By Yemi Esho, Abuja A group of civil society organizations, under the aegis of Global Rights Nigeria, has called for a stop to the process of passing a bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Non-Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission to supervise, coordinate and monitor n...
ACE organizes business empowerment for women By Yemi Esho, Abuja A non-profit making organisation, the Assisting, Caring and Empowering (ACE) Charity, Abuja whose core objective is sustaining, realizing and making differences in the lives of Africans has organized the second phase of its Business Empowerment Program for Women (BEPW) in ...
#EndSARS: Senate begins probe of SARS The senate on Tuesday resolved to investigate the activities of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). The upper legislative arm mandated its committee on security to look into the allegations of brutality against SARS operatives and present recommendations within two weeks. The move followed ...
World Cup 2018: Australia wants Scolari World cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari could be set to lead Australia at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with the former Brazil, Portugal and Chelsea boss revealing he has been approached to take over as Socceroos coach. Scolari, who recently ended a two-and-a-half-year stint with Chinese top-flight o...
Everton seeks Mikel January move Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Ob,i is being monitored by Everton FC of England who are planning a shock move for the former Chelsea midfielder in January. Everton have enjoyed rejuvenation since former England boss Sam Allardyce took over the helm of affairs at the club picking up four points ...
Kogi Chief of Staff commissions 7 boreholes for KGLG communi... The Chief of Staff to the Kogi Governor, Hon Edward Onoja, Sunday, commissioned 7 boreholes for communities in Ogugu District in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the State. The seven boreholes, InsideStory gathered, were sunk by the Chief of Staff and other appointees of the Kogi State government...
Wike in trouble as Yoruba youths issue 7-day ultimatum The Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC) has issued a  seven-day ultimatum to the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike to tender a public apology to the Yoruba people for passing derogatory statements on them on a national television. YYC alleged that Wike made unprintable statements against the Yorubas...
PDP Convention: Loud promotion of corruption – by Reub... The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an anti-climax. Everyone who had been a witness to the travails of the once-upon-a-time ruling party which lost power to the All Progressives Congr...
Timaya grabs Grammy awards nomination By Amina Isah, Abuja Nigerian dancehall icon, Timaya has been nominated for the 2018 Grammy awards for his collaboration with Morgan Heritage. The singer received this first nomination off Morgan’s new album titled “Avrekedabra”. He was featured alongside Stonebwoy from Ghana, Chubb Rock, Styl...
Di’ja to release first EP since Mavin ‘activated’ her Di’Ja is set to release her debut EP nearly four years after she was signed by Mavin Records. The singer and mother of one joined the Don Jazzy-led Mavin Records in February 2014. In two months, she would have spent four years at the record label which uses ‘Mavin Activated’ to announce the ad...
Morata to miss Huddersfield game Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata will miss the Premier League game at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday with a back problem but Danny Drinkwater has returned to the squad after illness, coach Antonio Conte said on Monday. "Drinkwater started to train on Sunday after his fever," said the Italian, with the...
Previous Winners Of BBC Africa Footballer Of The Year Egypt and Liverpool of England playmaker, Mohammed Salah, has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Salah has had a glorious 2017. He moved from AS Roma in Italy to join Liverpool and is now the English Premier League top scorer with 13 goals. ...