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2019 AWCON: Dennerby defends Falcons friendlies with boys

November 1, 2018
Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker

Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby, has explained why the ladies faced male teams as part of their preparations for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana.

The African champions engaged Dominion Hotspur, a boys’ team based in Lagos, in their first friendly match on Thursday.

It would be recalled that the Super Falcons lost 1-0 to Nigeria U15s boys’ team in June before facing Gambia in the Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.

”We are almost with a full house now and every player in camp has really been doing well,” Dennerby said.

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”We are determined as a team not to only impress in Ghana but also successfully defend our title.”

With eight titles from a possible ten, Nigeria are the most successful team in Africa Women Cup of Nations history and Dennerby is confident they can defend the title they won in 2016.

The Falcons are drawn to face South Africa, Kenya and Zambia in Group B of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations, with Cape Coast as venue, starting with an opening encounter against the Banyana Banyana on Sunday, November 18.

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