Super Falcons Just Began Awcon Championship, Says Oparanozie

Samuel Ahmadu

Following the Super Falcons’ big win over Zambia, the forward believes her side are beginning to find their bearing in the tournament.

Nigeria forward Desire Oparanozie believes the Super Falcons are just getting started at the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations following Wednesday’s win over Zambia.

Having fired blank in the Super Falcons’ opening 1-0 loss to South Africa, the Guingamp striker redeemed her image as she struck the opener in Wednesday’s 4-0 win over the Shepolopolo.

With Thomas Dennerby’s ladies now second on Group B standings, tied on three points with Zambia, the 24-year-old believes they will get better on their scoring form against Equatorial Guinea.

“I feel good scoring a goal as an attacker,” Oparanozie told Goal.

“Considering the fact that we lost our first game [against South Africa], we were under a lot of pressure to score as many goals as we can against Zambia.

“Fortunately, we only managed to score four. I think we are just getting started [in the tournament] and I hope we will improve on her goalscoring in our next game.

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“We were out there of the pitch and the intention was to win the game against South Africa and things didn’t go our way. Right now, we’ve put that behind us.

“We’ve decided to move on and as you can see, we managed to get our first three points against Zambia. We are looking forward to winning our next game.”

Oparanozie will be hoping to add to her goal tally when they face Nzalang Nacional in the final Group B game on Saturday at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.


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