The defender has expressed the Tremendous Falcons’ need to qualify for the worldwide soccer showpiece billed for 2023Onome Ebi has disclosed that Nigeria’s ambition on the 2022 Girls’s Africa Cup of Nations is to defend the continental title in addition to qualify for the 2023 Fifa Girls’s World Cup billed for New Zealand and Australia.
The Tremendous Falcons have been pooled in Group C with South Africa, Burundi, and Botswana – with the highest two groups qualifying for the knockout section.
Nigeria begin their marketing campaign in opposition to everlasting rivals Banyana Banyana on July 4 on the Stade Moulay Hassan, Rabat.Editors’ Picks Whereas anticipating a tricky problem, the veteran defender insists that her crew is not going to underestimate any crew in Morocco owing to the speedy development within the girls’s recreation in Africa.
“We’re conscious of the extraordinary competitors that’s going to play on the market in Morocco. Now we have no illusions,” Ebi mentioned in a NFF assertion made obtainable to GOAL.
“Girls’s soccer has continued to develop in a variety of different African nations, sooner than anybody can think about.
“So, there shall be nothing like underrating any crew. All of the groups shall be upbeat about their probabilities and successful tickets to the World Cup.
“On our half, as defending champions, we all know our strengths. We all know what now we have to carry to the pitch to overcome.”
Though Randy Waldrum’s girls will face debutants Burundi and Botswana within the preliminary spherical, she talked about how the Tremendous Falcons plan to barter their option to a tenth African title within the North African nation.
“The smart factor at all times is to take it one match at a time. We go up first in opposition to the Banyana, after which now we have to face the challenges of Botswana and Burundi.
“Then, the knock-out rounds. World Cup ticket is paramount, however we additionally wish to retain our trophy.”
The biennial soccer showpiece has been expanded to 12 from eight to make the championship extra aggressive.
It should additionally function the African qualifiers for the 2023 Fifa Girls’s World Cup – with the highest 4 groups qualifying for the worldwide match, whereas two extra groups will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.
The 2020 version was cancelled by Caf because of the Covid-19 pandemic that crippled soccer actions globally.