As the African Women Cup of Nations begins Sunday in Cameroon, Kenyan forward Ease Akida has warned Group B foes – the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Ghana and Mali – not to underrate the Kenyans in the women’s tournament, saying that Kenya’s target is to get to the semi-finals.
This is Kenya’s first appearance at the AWCON, and they will be facing Ghana in their first game on Sunday. Speaking ahead of their opener, Akida told CAF Online:
“As a team, our target is to get to the semi-finals and I know it is possible.
“We have trained very well and been together for a long time and that is something I believe has made us stronger as a team.
“It is a tough assignment definitely noting we are in a tough group, but no one should underrate us,” she stated.
Akida, who was the top scorer during the COTIF invitational tournament in Spain last July as well as the CECAFA Women’s Championship in Uganda in September, scoring five goals in each, expressed confidence in her team and said she’s looking forward to contributing to the team’s success other than going for personal glory.
“The most important thing for me is the team and not what I achieve individually. At the same time, I always want to do my best to help the team and if it happens I do that and end up as the top scorer, then I will be grateful.”
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