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Falcons set to overcome Algerian Desert Queens
« on: June 17, 2007, 01:30:07 PM »
After witnessing the rude awakening in Algeria two weeks ago, courtesy of their one goal loss to the Desert Queens in the race for qualification for the women football event of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are hoping to turn the table today.

The return leg match which was originally scheduled for the Oghara Township Stadium but had to be moved to the ultra modern Abuja National Stadium is seen as an opportunity for revenge and re-establishment.

This is because the Desert Queens by their first-leg victory became only the second team to defeat Nigeria in the history of the game in Africa.

Consequently, the Falcons want not only to be in Beijing but to teach their Algerian opponent some lessons.

According to some of the Falcon players, they were robbed in the first leg and they are poised to show their supremacy today.

Truly, the Falcons have the pedigree to over run Algeria, the same team they defeated 2-0 last year in Warri during the Afriacn women championship but they must prove their rating by cancelling the first leg deficit and scoring more to progress.

Reports from the first leg in Algeria indicated that the Falcons dominated play but failed to score. Coach Jossy lad, who recalled some of the players left behind for the match in Algeria must find a way to transform Falcons possession to goals.

Unfortunately, African female player of the year, Cynthia Uwak would not be part of the Nigerian team today, but the presence of Perpetual Nkwocha, Stella Mbachu, Okoro and others should produce enough potency to overwhelm the visiting Magherb ladies.

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