Nigeria’s girls’s senior nationwide crew stays a powerful power in African soccer regardless of dropping to Ghana 1-0 in Sunday’s African Ladies’s Cup of Nations qualifier, in accordance with coach Samson Unuanel.
The Tremendous Falcons took a two-goal benefit to Accra for the primary spherical second leg qualifier, however they have been caged by Merce Tagoe’s Black Queens with Princella Adubea scoring the one purpose.
Regardless of the consequence, the reigning African queens superior to the subsequent spherical of qualifiers for Morocco 2022 Awcon.
The loss to Ghana has continued to generate contrasting opinions from the soccer sphere, with some claiming Randy Waldrum’s girls are the very best on the continent in the meanwhile.
Nonetheless, the previous Sunshine Stars and Enyimba tactician feels in any other case: “Different groups in Africa are actually working very arduous to dethrone Nigeria,” Unuanel informed Objective.
“Regardless of the consequence, they continue to be a superpower in Africa. That is actually nothing to stress about.
“This isn’t the time to sentence the Tremendous Falcons for his or her defeat to Ghana, however a time to encourage the crew to do higher subsequent time.
“Let me add that in soccer, you don’t win on a regular basis. You win some and lose some. To be trustworthy with you, they’re making progress.”
Nigeria sq. up towards Cote d’Ivoire within the subsequent spherical of qualifiers and the veteran coach suggests what ought to be performed to scale the Ladies Elephants’ hurdle.
“Coach Waldrum has been with the crew for months now, so he actually is aware of the issues as seen within the matches towards Ghana,” he continued.
“His speedy project is work on the lapses to keep away from a repeat towards Cote d’Ivoire.
“Well timed and good preparations are a part of what the Falcons want as now we have the expertise and the NFF that is able to give every part to make the women excel.
“In the event that they work arduous too, they won’t solely qualify for the competitors. They may also rule Africa once more.
“That being stated, we must always not neglect that soccer isn’t arithmetic. It’s about getting again no matter you set in.”
For the reason that inception of the biennial African championship in 1991, Nigeria have received the competitors a file 11 occasions.