Malians at the Abuja National Stadium. “We are gunning for at least a 5-0 victory on Friday(today) and we know it’s possible. We respect the Malians but we know that a big win is all Nigerians want,” spokesperson of the team, Gracious Akujobi said. Reigning African player of the year, Asisat Oshoala and En Avant Guingamp striker, Desire Oparanozie both missed the first leg in Mali but have been called up for today’s game. Akujobi says calling up both players does not smack of desperation insisting that the duo “remain players of the team”. “
We have heard people say stuff over the invitation of the team and its puzzling because Asisat and Desire both remain part of the Super Falcons team. “If the coach feels it is important to call them up for this game, I don’t see anything wrong in that. The truth is it doesn’t really matter. “We were not at the last edition of the All Africa Games and we want to ensure we are there this time,” she said.