Omagbemi applies new strategy against Banyana

Coach of the Nigeria Super Falcons, Florence Omagbemi has noted that the team will approach the encounter in a more different style from their previous three first round matches in the 2016 AWCON.

This is coming ahead of Tuesday’s mouth-watering semi-final clash in the Africa Women Cup of Nations between defending Champions, Nigeria and South Africa’s Bayana Bayana.

Nigeria and South Africa have had a recent fiery rivalry in this tournament and yet again will bring it to the fore in the bid of both sides to reach the final.

For Banyana Banyana, who are aiming for their first title, the road to the last four was not particularly smooth.  A draw against Zimbabwe in the first game, followed by a defeat to host Cameroon, saw their progress tethering on the brink. But Zimbabwe gave their Southern Africa neighbours hope, ironically, when they fell to Egypt.

Desiree Ellis’ ladies then finished off Egypt in the final group stage game and secured their place as second best in group A.

Meanwhile, Nigeria on the other hand dropped points just once; in the 1-1 draw against Ghana’s Black Queens, and yet went on to finish top of Group B,  plus with the best offensive record in this edition of the tournament.

The teams square up on Tuesday, 7pm Nigeria time, at the Stade Municipal de Limbe; a very familiar ground to the defending Champions, who are on a hunt for their eight title.



Aisha JM