Rivers Angels head coach Edwin Okon hopes his side will make a big impact in the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League.
The Port Harcourt side face a stern test in the competition as
they look to make it out of a group that features Kenya’s Vihiga Queens, South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns and Morocco’s ASFAR.
“I want to thank God for qualification to the competition first and as for the draws, I don’t think anything is impossible,” Okon told CAFonline.com.
“As far as football is concerned, every group is a good group. Our group might as well be a group of death like you know but one has to be prepared to meet any team at whatever level.
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“So I don’t see any group as a group of death, it is either you prepare well and do well or you prepare badly and do badly.”
At August’s WAFU-B zonal qualifiers in Cote d’Ivoire, Rivers could not win the regional title following a 3-1 final loss to Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies. The burden of making amends will be on Okon as the Nigerian giants gear up for the finals.
“It’s still a work in progress, as you can see we are already in Benin City for this (Betty Obaseki Cup) tournament because we are trying to see what we have on the ground”, said Nigeria’s 2014 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations winning coach.
“We still have one more preseason (Flying Officier Cup in Abuja) to attend after this and that will help us work on some lapses ahead of the big one in Egypt.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.