The Super Falcons must beat the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup finals, following the quarter-final pairings that emerged on Sunday night after the Nigerian ladies bumped Burundi 4-0 in their final match of Group C, reports Megasportsarena.com.
The win took the champions to six points and five goals advantage, but South Africa’s 1-0 win over Botswana meant the Banyana Banyana finished on maximum nine points and topped the group, setting up a clash with Tunisia in the last eight.
Meanwhile, Cameroon coach Gabriel Zabo, who is aware of the titanic battle ahead of him the last eight against Nigeria, has said that he would give his team “a few hours” to savour an impressive 2-0 victory over Tunisia-in the last group match, that takes them to the WAFCON 2022 quarter finals, before demanding sharp focus on the goal ahead.
Zabo’s mind is already working overtime navigating what the Cameroon coach hopes will be three more games at the tournament.
“I will give the girls a few hours to savor the victory. Then we will very quickly get to work. It’s another competition where back home we say is ‘the one where the goal comes out’. We have three games left to reach our goal,” says Zabo.
After a lacklustre start to the tournament in their first two games, which saw them on the brink of elimination, Zabo is happy with their change in mentality against the Carthage Eagles in Casablanca.
The Lionesses will leave Casablanca for Rabat, the theatre of their next adventure against Cup holders, Nigeria.