Super Falcons depart for Cote d’Ivoire for WAFU Women’s Cup

The Nigerian senior national women football team, the Super Falcons, on departed Abuja for Cote d’Ivoire, venue of the maiden West African Football Union (WAFU) Women’ Cup tournament.

Maureen Mmadu, the team’ assistant coach, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Abuja that their aim was to get to the competition’ final and possibly win the tournament.

Mmadu said the Falcons understand the task ahead of them and would do their best to ensure victory all the matches.

“We are there to do our best. The players are high spirits and are also ready for the task ahead.

“Nigeria is a to be reckoned comes to female football. So, we will each match as comes the aim of getting to the final and possible win the title,’’ she said.

NAN reports that the Super Falcons are drawn against Togo, Benin and Senegal in Group B of the competition, which is in inaugural edition.

Nigeria’s west African rivals Ghana are drawn alongside hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Niger in Group A.

The tournament begins on Wednesday, and will end on Feb. 24.(NAN)