Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and FIFA Council Member, has told the Super Falcons of Nigeria to go all out to win a 10th African title in the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Morocco in July.
Pinnick spoke while hosting the nine-time champions, Super Falcons to a special dinner in Lagos.
“No much for me to tell you about the need to go all out there and conquer; it is something you are used to because you have the spirit, the energy and the aura of champions. You have won this trophy nine times out of 11 and you have to go for the 10th with equal passion and desire.
“Surely, there will be teams that would believe they can topple you from your throne; from your position as champions. I do not doubt that you can deal with every opposition and emerge champions once more.”
Super Falcons’ contingent landed safely in Casablanca on Monday and already moved to Morocco’s administrative capital, Rabat where the team will camp for seven days before their crunch opening match of Group C against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in the same city on Monday, 4th July.
The Super Falcons will also play Botswana on Thursday, 7th July and Burundi on Sunday, 10th July in the Group Phase.
All four semi-finalists in Morocco will qualify to represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand, with the fifth-placed team handed an opportunity to also gain a place through a Playoff Tournament taking place early next year.