Falcons Arrive Cameroon Today For Nations Cup Title Defence

Super Falcons PHOTO: soccerblitz.com

Super Falcons
PHOTO: soccerblitz.com

 

 

By Raymond Akparhuere

AFTER about one month of camping in Abuja, players and officials of the Super Falcons will today depart for Cameroon, venue of the 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations.

The competition will hold from November 19 to December 3, and the Falcons, led by Coach Florence Omagbemi are in Group B alongside their West Africa rivals, Black Queens of Ghana, Kenya and Mali.

The Falcons won the title two years ago in Windhoek, Namibia, beating the Lionesses of Cameroon 2-0 to commence the journey of the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board.

It is the first time the African Women Nation Cup is taking place in Cameroon since its inception in 1998.

The Falcons are expected to arrive in Lagos this afternoon to connect a flight to Cameroon.

The Super Falcons have won the African Championship a record seven times since its first win in 1998 when Nigeria hosted. They won it again in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014.

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