The Super Falcons will play to secure a place in the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations when they take on Gambia’s Queen Scorpions in Lagos on Monday.
Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long-range strike was the difference in the first leg encounter at the Independence Stadium in Bakau last week Wednesday.
On Friday, just like the Falcons, the Queen Scorpions arrived in Lagos, and trained on Saturday morning ahead of the official training at the match venue on Sunday.
Coach Thomas Dennerby sees no sign of the Cup holders imploding on home soil, and the Super Falcons will maintain their record of appearing in every edition of the flagship competition for women in African football if they avoid defeat on Monday evening.
Veteran goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, who was between the sticks in Bakau, will most likely have Faith Michael, Ngozi Ebere, Josephine Chukwunonye and Onome Ebi in front of her, with Halimat Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi and Captain Rita Chikwelu (who missed the first leg in Bakau) to string things in midfield.
Reigning African Woman Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega and Anam Imo are available and will bring the desired quality that the Falcons will need to secure victory.