WAFCON: Falcons battle Mares in face-saving clash

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The Super Falcons may have lost their opening Group C game to Banyana Banyana on Monday, but they will be facing off against arguably one of the trickiest team in the group when they take on debutants Botswana at the Prince Moulay Al-Hassan Stadium today.

Botswana registered one of the biggest wins of the WAFCON so far when they saw off fellow debutant, Burundi 4-2, on Monday, while the Falcons got their campaign off to a bad start after their 2-1 defeat to Banyana same day, their sixth loss in the history of the competition in over three decades.

The Falcons must defeat the Mares today to stand a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the competition and keep their Women’s World Cup hopes alive by recording their 51st win in the tournament.

“We feel bad to have lost the opening match, and against South Africa for that matter, but we have been able to put that behind us.

“We resolved immediately after the match that we will give what it takes to win all remaining games.

“There is no need for too many words. All we want to do is get the win against Botswana to restore our confidence, and then we can take things from there,” Falcons captain, Onome Ebi said on Wednesday.

Theeditorial.ng reported on Wednesday that the injured Asisat Oshoala, is expected to miss the rest of the tournament.


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