Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi has reiterated her commitment to restoring the lost glory days of the team after the team qualified for the 2016 Africa Women’s Nations Cup slated for Cameroon.
Omagbemi, who was a captain and an integral part of the Super Falcons during her playing days, has featured in the Olympic Games and FIFA Women’s World Cup.
She qualified the team for the Nations Cup after beating Senegal 3-1 on aggregate; the first leg had ended 1-1 in Dakar before the Super Falcons booked their ticket in Abuja with a 2-0 win in the return leg.
The American based star noted that her wealth of experience will be reflected on the team ahead of the Africa Women’s Nations Cup.
“Every African team that went to Canada – Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria – did their best and learned a lot from that experience and they will be bringing it back to the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. And even teams that played in the first round of the qualifiers against top teams that are not going to be in there and likewise those that qualified” Omagbemi said.
“I believe everyone is going to Cameroon to play well and get a good outing. Likewise the Nigerian team, we are in there and we know what is at stake. And the players and even the coaches know that too. It is not easy playing in the qualifiers and Nations Cup which is always competitive for you. And it’s good because when you have more competitive teams out there it helps the level of play and helps the coaches and players to grow. And when they have the opportunity to play at the international level like in the Olympics and World Cup, you get more from the teams” she added.