However unnecessary the All-Africa Games might seem to some, Coach of the Nigeria’s Women Football Team, Christopher Danjuma sees it as an opportunity for his wounded Super Falcons to heal.
From an awful (as usual) World Cup outing in Canada to not qualifying for the Olympics for a second time in a row, it’s been a horrific downslide for the African Champions considering they started the year on a high. This is a reminder of the 2011 World Cup year story, the difference being, the African Games did not slip through their grip this time having booked their place prior to the World Cup.
In that regard, their goal at the quadrennial event is “to restore the times and the days of glory of the Super Falcons using the All-Africa Games,” Danjuma told LadiesMarch before the team left for Brazzaville, Congo on Monday.
Not making any excuses for being disappointing in the past three months, Danjuma who succeeded coach Edwin Okon after Canada 2015, explained that, “in life there are times that would show themselves as a building process.
“We are building a team that will stand the test of time than relying again so much on the foreign based players. Not because they are not important but because we don’t want to be caught every time unawares.
It’s no longer news the Super Falcons are without a large chunk of their star players in Congo, including injured Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega, Ngozi Okobi, Halimatu Ayinde and others, but that has not reduced the expectation of a gold medal that is upon their shoulders.
The two-time champions open their campaign against hosts Congo on September 6.