–Edwin Okon says African champions will not disappoint in Canada
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Chief Coach of Super Falcons, Edwin Okon fresh from winning the African Women’s Championship in Namibia has set a World Cup target for the team in Canada.
Okon who spoke during a brief reception for the Super Falcons by the Sports Minister in Abuja on Tuesday, said from the records of Nigeria’s participation at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the nation has never gone beyond the group stages.
“We have set the target of not only going past the group stage but to go ahead and win the World Cup for Nigeria by the grace of God in Canada next year. We are prepared to die for our country in Canada to bring back the cup,” Okon said.
“We want to go a step higher than the Falconnets who came second at the U-20 World Cup, by reaching the final and winning the cup. We want to keep the winning momentum going by shocking the world,” he said.
He thank God for being with the team all the way to winning the cup, adding that when they were leaving for AWC, they promised to reclaim the title saying God has helped them to fulfill that promise.
The Rivers Angels FC coach said that the Super Falcons will return to the drawing board in an effort to correct their short comings at the AWC noting that the team will be much better in Canada.