By Augustine Akhilomen
FIFA World Cup-bound, Nigeria’s Super Falcons will be firm favourites to lift the WAFU Women’s Cup as the team face host nation, Cote d’Ivoire in Saturday’s final at the Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan
The team made through to this stage after overcoming Ghana 4-2 via a penalty shoot-out on Thursday in the semi final while Cote d’Ivoire thrashed Mali 4-1.
Still unbeaten in the competition, the Super Falcons are expected to face a tough challenge against an Ivorien side that has maintained strong bond and qualified in a group that consist of Ghana.
“The competition has been quite interesting and it has been a great experience for the Super Falcons. Against the Ivorians, we will play our normal game, approach things calmly and take our chances.
“Winning the Cup would be good for the girls’ spirit and just reward for their endeavour here. It would also significantly motivate and spur those members of the team who will be going with us to the FIFA World Cup final camp in Austria on Monday.”