2022 WAFCON: ‘We Know The Strength Of Nigeria’ —Morocco Coach

2022 WAFCON: ‘We Know The Strength Of Nigeria’  —Morocco Coach

Ahead of Monday’s semi-final at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, head coach of the Morocco women’s national team, Reynald Pedros, said he and his team are aware of the Super Falcons’ strength and will do everything possible to emerge victorious.

After qualifying for next year’s FIFA World Cup, hosts Morocco and the Super Falcons will battle for the final ticket.

The Moroccans beat debutants Botswana 2-1 in the quarter-finals while the Falcons edged Cameroon 1-0.

And looking forward to the big clash Pedros, a former France international, stated that they are ready to face the African champions.

“We are preparing for the game, after the quarter-final game we had time to rest and we are ready for this game,” the 50-year-old said in Sunday’s pre-match press conference.

“Nigeria is the strongest team in Africa and we know their strength. We need to do our best and we are prepared for the game.

“We know they are strong, they have been the strongest for several years and we are ready. I won’t reveal our plans for the game, but we know what we are facing, we know they are experience.

“We are focusing on winning, we are in the semi-final and we will see what will happen in the game. We have positive ideas and we will focus until we reach the final.“

Pedros, who guided Lyon to the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2018 and 2019, expressed delight that there are no injury worries in his side.

He added:“We don’t have any injuries and all our players are ready. Tomorrow’s game will be different and it’s up to us to stand up against our opponent.“

Meanwhile, the other semi-final is between Banyana Banyana of South Africa and Copper Queens of Zambia.

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Led Lyon women to champions league??? These are the kind of coaches that champions of Africa should be attracting, no wonder Moroccans play so swiftly. We have an uphill task but experience might help us tomorrow. Waldrum will be severely scrutinised here.

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    I am sure that Nigeria will prevail tomorrow though Omo9ja may not agree with me. These Nigeria women are truly strong and possess great football staminal that l do not see Morocco shaking us. On the men side, it was a disaster for missing out on the World stage this year. If only Oga Rohr was left to conclude the play-off matches against Ghana, there is no way Nigeria would have allowed a low-level Nation like Ghana prevent us reaching the objective of playing in Qatar this September. This is why a lot of Nigerians placed the blames on Omo9ja and his enablers who, persistently advocated the sacking of the Oga Rohr which was not based on results nor on performances but, on pure crude ignorance and hatred. Oga Rohr piloted the Super Eagle to a play-off stage then why on earth you would not want him to finish that which he started before you fired him? The decision to fire Rohr at the time NFF did was not only counterproductive it was wrong, even in law. That was why Oga Rohr went to seek justice from FIFA for wrongful dismissal and he got it. From the moment the Russian World Cup was over Omo9ja, and his enablers started the campaign to oust Rohr and he never stop until the coach was fired wrongly, prematurely and in velation of the FIFA rules of employment. This is why l and few other Nigerians blamed Omo9ja for the loss Nigeria suffered and for the pain we feel and the loss we endured ($20 million) for not going to World-Cup in Qatar this year.

    • Greenturf 2 years ago

      Dare was responsible for our world cup and nations cup elimination.
      Omonaija is just a member of a sports forum,I doubt our sports ministry knows who Omonaija is let alone him deciding who to manage our super eagles.
      It sounds ridiculous reading your entry.

      • Edoman 2 years ago

        You are wrong to assume Dare was not influenced by what he reads in opinion pages of a newspapers like this. Hope you remember Dare was a Newspaper guy before he became a Minister of Sport. He was an opinion mover then.

    • Ignatius Abo 2 years ago

      The good thing is that Selfmade idiot from Ghana is gone. The curses placed on him worked.

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  • pompei 2 years ago

    The Moroccan team is already a formidable challenge. They will also have the support of their partisan crowd.
    It promises to be a good match.

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    It is only BRIGHT MINDS like US that can tell that this COACH is referring to PLUMPTRE as the STRENGTH (ROCK) of the TEAM..

    I mean the GIRLS would have LOST that MATCH if not for HER…

  • JEROPAL 2 years ago

    When Nigeria play, Africa stand still. Tomorrow will tell. God bless Super Falcons, God Bless Nigeria.

  • Kunle 2 years ago

    Coach, are you sure you know the strength of falcons?? And remember that falcon’s coach also know the strength of your team as well.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    I’ve noticed that Monkey Post’s girlfriend (wey e never pay em bride price) is very good aerially. She knows how to use her height well. She demonstrated this in the games she’s played for Nigeria so far, especially against Cameroon.
    That right there could be a strategy. She will attack any good delivery from a corner or freekick, and we might be able to get a goal or assist from her in this manner. A goal that could decide the game.

    • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

      Wow! Thanks @POMPEI

      For all your NICE COMMENTS on my GIRL.

      I appreciate…

  • Olujjjj 2 years ago

    They are planing how to fall down in the box to get cheap penalty to win the match.

    • KangA 2 years ago

      That should be an action point for our girls. Oga Waldrun should thoroughly prepare the girls not to fall to the Moroccans’ antics. Sure the Moroccans are counting on this as a means of survival, and will be destabilized if they can’t have their way. Then our ladies should step up the gear for a resounding finish.

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