Our target is to win the Cup: Okon

25 Oct 2014 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 25 OCT (NAMPA) – The coach of Nigeria’s senior women’s football team, Edwin Okon says his team’s target is to win the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Championship.
“Every team with a good technical bench has an opportunity to win the final of the Women’s Championship,” he said at a media conference held at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Friday.
Speaking ahead of their clash against Cameroon on Saturday, Okon said the team is ready and their major target is the Cup.
“It will not matter if it takes them 200 minutes or the whole day to be crowned champions again,” he said.
Nigeria are the most decorated African team, having won the tournament six times.
Meanwhile, Cameroon's senior women's football team coach Enow Ngachu said he has a different team this time around and they are all ready to prove a point.
Cameroon lost to Nigeria in the finals of the 2004 Women’s Championship that was hosted in South Africa.
“We only have one player in the squad from the team that lost to Nigeria in 2004. Right now I have a team of new players that I have worked with for the past eight years. All we need to do is win the Cup and defend it in 2016 when we host it in Cameroon,” said Ngachu.
Nigerian team captain Evelyn Nwabouku said her team is confident ahead of their match.
“We are fully prepared mentally, and the camp has been very peaceful because we all know the real reason we are in Namibia for,” she said.
On Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, South Africa and Ivory Coast will play in the third-place play-off match at 17h00 for Africa’s third and final spot at the 2015 World Cup.
The finals between Nigeria and Cameroon will take place at the same venue at 20h00.
(NAMPA)
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