WAFU Cup: Falcons go for gold, take on hosts Ivory Coast in final today

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An impressive Super Falcons side will battle their Ivory Coast counterparts today (Saturday) in the final of WAFU Women’s Cup at the Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan.

The Nigerian ladies have enjoyed a beautiful tournament, winning all their group stage games with ease and winning 4-2 on penalties against Ghana in the last four.

The Super Falcons have conceded just once in four games in the competition and scored 22 goals in total.

Head coach of the team, Thomas Dennerby believes winning the WAFU Cup
will be a good reward for their endeavour in the competition.

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“The competition has been quite interesting and it has been a great experience for the Super Falcons,” Dennerby said ahead of the final.

“Against the Ivorians, we will play our normal game, approach things calmly and take our chances.

“Winning the Cup would be good for the girls’ spirit and just reward for their endeavour here.

“It would also significantly motivate and spur those members of the team who will be going with us to the FIFA World Cup final camp in Austria on Monday.”

The Falcons are due back in Nigeria on Sunday, while the delegation to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final camp in Austria will depart Nigeria on Monday night.

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