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Published On: Sun, Oct 26th, 2014

Falcons deserve AWC title – Ikhana

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By By Taofeek Lawal

Enyimba coach and former Super Falcons handler, Kadiri Ikhana said the national women side deserved their overall victory at the just concluded 9th African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia. The Falcons defeated bitter rivals, the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 2-0 in the final clash decided on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

First half goals from strikers, Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala, proved adequate to hand their side a record seventh title of the biennial football championship. Ikhana said he was not surprise that Nigeria ended the championship as winners given the quality of players in their possession.

“I wasn’t surprised that the Super Falcons won the AWC title in Namibia, I know it’s just a question of time for them to be crowned as champions.

“They played better and far experienced than the squad I took to Equatorial Guinea in 2012 which finished fourth though with lots of challenges.

“It was a victory well deserved. The Falcons are unarguably the best team of the championship and deservedly won.

“Cameroon tried mostly in the second half to challenge for goal but I don’t think they tried enough or mustered the strength to trouble Nigeria for the title.

“I’m happy for them winning their record seventh title of the championship,” said Enyimba head coach to

Cameroon will for the first time host the next edition of the championship in 2016.


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