Ex-Super Falcons star, Mercy Akide-Udoh, has called on the female team to put up a determined performance to ensure they bring the African Women’s Championship (AWC) trophy back to Nigeria even as she warned them not to underrate any of its opponents in Championship.
She spoke after draws for the competition was held in Namibia at the weekend. Nigeria was drawn against Namibia , Zambia and Cote d’ Ivoire in group A , while group B has South Africa, Cameroon ,Ghana and Algeria.
The two-time African Player of the Year and member of FIFA’s Football Committee is not happy that the team who was once a dominant force on the continent has not shown consistency in recent years.
“The girls should not look at it like they can walk over any body. Everybody now knows that anybody is beatable,” she told KickOffNigeria.com
“So they should bring their A game. We need that trophy back. We have not been consistent over the last few years and we need to get our rhythm back.
“But we must respect opponents and play every game like it’s the final because all the teams in Africa are improving and if the team wants to return to being champions, the players must show improvement,” she said. [myad]