The Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, believes that the Nigerian senior women national team, Super Falcons, can retain the Women Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon.
The Falcons will travel to Cameroon on Wednesday to defend the title they won in Namibia in 2014, after a 2-0 defeat of Cameroon’s Lionesses in Windhoek.
Rohr, who had earlier been at the Falcons’ training session some weeks ago, said in Abuja that he saw a lot of improvement in the team.
The Franco-German tactician told thenff.com: “I have seen a good training match against the boys and I can see the team is better than the last time I saw them. I could see that everyone invited are here: homed –based and overseas –based professionals. And I can see that they work very well with the coach.
“I have seen a good organization in the team as well as a good spirit. I told the coach a few things, among these being that she should play simple, to always have the movement and to play together. I believe they can do it and they will turn out good in the tournament in Cameroon. I think they can win this tournament. Mali is their first game; it is very important to win this game and Ghana won’t be so easy. Kenya, I think normally we will defeat.
“The Super Falcons are fit and will fight well for the green and white colours in Cameroon,” Rohr concluded.
The Super Falcons have won the African Championship a record seven times since the first win in 1998 when Nigeria hosted. They won it again in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014.