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.


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