Nigeria’s Super Falcons will go for an outright win against Cote d’Ivoire in their Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s football tournament, African qualifying second round first leg clash in Abidjan on Thursday, according to Acting Head Coach Chris Danjuma.
Danjuma told thenff.com on phone from the Ivorien capital on Wednesday that a win was non-negotiable as the Super Falcons want to make the return leg in Nigeria on Monday an easier session for themselves.
“We know the Ivoriens are a strong team; we could only beat them on penalties during the WAFU Cup of Nations. However, it is a new day and an altogether new contest on Thursday and we will go for an outright win.
“The Super Falcons have the capacity to dominate and score goals that will make the second leg in Lagos a formality.”
Thursday’s encounter will take place at the Stade Parc des Sports de Treichville, as from 3.30pm Ivorien time (4.30pm Nigeria).
The Falcons had a feel of the match venue during the official training scheduled for 3:30pm Ivorien time on Wednesday.
FIFA has appointed Togolese Vincentia Amedome as referee, with her compatriots Kossiwa Kpadenou, Abra Sitsofe Agbedanou and Edoh Kindedji as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.
Tempa Ndah from Benin Republic will serve as referee assessor, while Fatoumata Guindo from Mali will be match commissioner.
The invited goalkeepers invited are Chiamaka Nnadozie and Tochukwu Oluehi, while Ugochi Emenayo; Glory Ogbonna; Osinachi Ohale; Chidinma Okeke; Maryam Ibrahim; Ihuoma Onyebuchi are the invited defenders.
Amarachi Okoronkwo, Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, Regina Out, Cecilia Nku and Chinaza Uchendu are the midfielder, while invited forwards are Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega, Gift Monday, Rafiat Sule and Rasheedat Ajibade.