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Pinnick confident Super Falcons will retain Women’s AFCON

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As the kick date for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to hold in Morocco from July 2nd to 23rd this year, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and FIFA Council Member, Amaju Pinnick, has assured Nigerians that with hard work, diligence, focus, team spirit and Unity, the Super Falcons and nine-time African champions have what it takes to retain the Women’s AFCON title.

Pinnick made this disclosure on Monday in Abuja after meeting with the team, in which he asseverated the need for unity and indivisible team spirit in the squad as Super Falcons Head Coach Randy Waldrum and his assistants prepare the ladies for the task of winning a World Cup ticket and retaining their continental crown.

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“Nothing can undermine a team that is fully focused, united in aspiration, and working and walking on the same wavelength. I want you to go to Morocco as one indivisible force, allow your passion to be fueled by patriotism and be good ambassadors of our great nation.

“You all have a responsibility to be good role models and great motivators to our younger players. Beyond all, you must be a beacon of discipline and dedication and exhibit exemplary conduct on and off the pitch. We won the Women’s AFCON trophy at the last edition in Ghana and I believe we have the team that can retain it. The NFF will continue to support and encourage the team with the best of preparations, a conducive environment and a comfortable stay at the championship in Morocco.”

Super Falcons camp came alive on Monday with 28 players in camp following the arrivals of defender Ashleigh Plumptre, midfielder Halimatu Ayinde and forward Francisca Ordega.

Midfielder Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene and forwards Vivian Ikechukwu and Ifeoma Onumonu were being expected on Tuesday evening, while forward Anam Imo is expected to hit the town on Wednesday.

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