Super Falcons skipper, Onome Ebi is insisting that the team has what it take to go all the way and win the trophy despite critics saying that the team is old.
Ebi made this comments after Nigeria defeated Zambia 4-0 on Tuesday with Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Odega, Rasheedat Ajibade and Amarachi Okoronkwo scoring the goals.
‘Absolutely, we have what it takes to win the trophy. If we didn’t think we could then we won’t be here.’ Ebi told Diegwusports.com
‘Yes, we lost our 1st match against South Africa but we have put that behind us and we are focusing on getting better as the matches come.’
Ebi went on to praise her teammates for the response against Zambia and urged Nigerians to get behind the team.
‘I think our victory was a collective one, after the 1st match, there was so much criticism on us but we didn’t allow that to weigh us down. We came back today and put on a good performance. We are still not at our best, but we will get better in the next match against Equatorial Guinea.’
Ebi went on to back the current coaching staff lead Swede Thomas Dennerby to go on and excel in this tournament. The skipper glamoured for patience.
‘We urge Nigerians to get behind the team and the coaching staff, let us all be patient, we will deliver. We believe in the staff, and all be ask is patience and prayers from our fellow Nigerians.’
The Super Falcons will next take on Equatorial Guinea on Saturday needing a win to qualify for the semifinals.