Pinnick charges Falcons to seal semifinal ticket

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As the high –flying Super Falcons are set for their second match of the 9th African Women Championship in Namibia, after earning three maximum points in their first match against Cote d’Ivoire, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has charged the players to go for a comfortable win that will seal their place in the semifinals of the competition.

The Confederation of African Football is using the tournament in southern Africa to pick the continent’s representatives to next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada, with the top three teams at the end of the championship due to fly Africa’s flag at the global event.

“Our ever –brilliant and courageous ladies have started on a good note by whipping the Les Elephantes of Cote d’Ivoire. Now, the three points against the Zambians are important in order to take us to the semifinals and closer to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

“The girls have the maximum support of the NFF and the ever –present support of the Government and other Nigerians and I believe they will not fail the nation.”

Edwin Okon, tutored damsels lashed the Les Elephants 4-2 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday night and sit atop Group A on goal difference from the Brave Gladiators of Namibia.

The Gladiators turned back the Chipopolo Queens 2-0 in the tournament opening match and take on the nifty Ivorians also on Tuesday.

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