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Omagbemi keeps eyes on the prize

Omagbemi keeps eyes on the prize

Omagbemi

Head coach of Nigeria’s women’s national team, Florence Omagbemi is optimistic of her side’s chances of beating Cameroon in today’s final of the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Awcon).

The Super Falcons and the Indomitable Lionesses go toe to toe in the showpiece game of the 2016 Awcon at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé today.

It is a repeat of the 2014 final in Namibia when goals from Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie [below with their MVP and Golden Boot trophies from 2014] proved decisive as Nigeria won 2-0 against Cameroon at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek.

Omagbemi believes history will repeat itself today and insists her charges are ready to retain the Awcon title.

The strength of this (Falcons) team has a lot to do with determination and pride.

We are the first African side to reach the quarter-final of the Fifa Women’s World Cup and we have that at the back of our minds and will try to communicate that to the players.

Nigeria will be hoping for the same result when the two teams met in the finals in Namibia in 2014

We try to compete with the top teams and always relay that to the players when we compete in Africa.

We have had some distractions but we try to focus on the task at hand because the players know our objectives,” she said.

Omagbemi concluded by paying tribute to former coach Uche Eucharia, the first female trainer to win the Awcon title for Nigeria.

I am hoping to become the second female coach to win the Awcon after Uche Eucharia who did a great job with the Falcons in the past.

She was the one who opened the door for us (female coaches), proving that we could also do it. These days a lot of national federations are encouraging their ex-internationals to go into coaching, she said.

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