-Targets Victory Against Australia
-Falcons Skipper Joins Battle Song
USA-based female soccer star, Francesca Ordega is leading the battle cry for the Super Falcons in Friday’s second group match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, as she aims to keep scoring goals for the Nigerian squad, after snatching a late equaliser in the opening 3-3 draw against Sweden.
Ordega admits she is still upbeat with her dramatic 87th minute strike against the Swedes, who shot into a first half 2-0 lead and even scored a third before the ex-youth international struck back, and has now joined Falcons’ captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku is charting the way to victory this Friday.
Both players said they are confident that the Falcons will beat Australia in their next group match and promised to go all out in the game this Friday (10pm Nigeria time) with sheer determination, as they intend to pick all three points in Winnipeg.
Ordega declared that her mission is to take Nigeria to an unprecedented point at the Female Mundial and said she intends to score more goals for Nigeria and also agreed with her captain that Australia will fall come Friday.
“Australia are a good side and play good football, coupled with experience but I believe we will come out victorious on Friday. Nigerians should expect more goals from me because I want Nigerians to be happy.
“My goal before coming for the World Cup is to score goals for my team and I believe I am working towards it. Come Friday, Nigerians should expect victory, nothing short of three points,” Ordega said.
On her part, Nwabuoku, who is now based in Kazakhstan, said it was great that the Falcons started on a gallant note, with their come-from-behind draw against Sweden, but says they are now aiming for outright victory against the Aussies.
“We thank God for the draw against Sweden but our focus is now on Australia. They are a very good side, they are fast and mobile but from what we have seen so far, we think they are beatable.
“We will approach the game tactically come Friday because we need all three points. After the display against Sweden, teams are now scared of us but that is not enough; we just have to work on our shortcomings also.
“I appeal to our fans to keep supporting us and praying for us because I am hundred percent sure that we will defeat Australia,” Nwabuoku said.