Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph believes the Super Falcons will qualify from their group despite losing their opening match against South Africa
Recall that Nigeria lost 2-1 to Bayana Bayana on Monday in Rabat.
However, in a chat with Completesports.com, the Atlanta Olympic gold medalist stated that the defeat will serve as a wake up call for the team ahead of their next game.
“It is sad that the Super Falcons lost their opening game against South Africa in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
“However, I want to believe the defeat will serve as a wake-up call for the team knowing fully that the World Cup ticket is also at stake.
“I am very much optimistic that the Super Falcons will qualify from the group regardless because this defeat will only spur them to buckle up and face every game like a cup final.”
The Super Falcons will take on Botswana in their second Group C game on Thursday while South Africa will tackle Burundi.
It is the 3rd time Nigeria is losing to the Banyana Banyana in four matches. They lost 1-0 in November 2018 in Ghana WAFCON, lost 4-2 in Aisha Buhari Tourney in September in Lagos before today’s humiliation.
Nigeria paraded their European based stars who were all lethargic in the game as the young energetic South Africans.
Super Falcons win over the Orange nation’s was on December 1 2018 in the final of that years edition of WAFCON with the then Thomas Dennerby led ladies triumphing 4-3 on penalty after regulations ended goalless.
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