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Falcons keeper Oluehi calls for bigger support from Nigerians to surmount Banyana Banyana

Super Falcons first choice goalkeeper at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, Tochukwu Oluehi, has appealed for more support from Nigerians, in order to help the squad win the final on Saturday against South Africa.

Speaking in the wake of her heroics in helping Nigeria outwit Cameroon via penalties in Tuesday’s semi-final, Oluehi said they now have to beat the same team that defeated them 1-0 in their opening group match.

Oluehi told footballlive.ng that she was happy being Nigeria’s hero on the evening in Accra, Ghana, but said the biggest thing on her mind now is how the Falcons will win their ninth title on Saturday.

The Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt shot-stopper also expressed delight with the FIFA Women’s World Cup ticket achieved with the win against Cameroon, and said they want to be in France as African champions.

“We want Nigerians to continue to support the team. Once we get total support from the fans, we will not disappoint Nigerians.

“We want to beat South Africa on Saturday, so that we can go to the World Cup in France as champions of Africa, and make Nigerians glad.”

Super Falcons goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi has stated that the team is ready to teach the Bayana Bayana of South Africa a lesson they won’t forget in a hurry when both teams clash in the final of the ongoing 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Accra Ghana on Saturday December 1st.

The South Africans aside booking a grudge rematch with the Falcons in the final of the championship also qualified for their maiden appearance at the World Cup to be played in France in 2019 and will also be willing to crown their efforts with a second win against Nigeria but Tochukwu is confident they will be taught a serious lesson in humility and respect. “Meeting South Africa in the final is what we have been praying for because we want to play them again.

We want to tell them that winning us in the group stage was a mistake and it’s no going to happen again. I’m sure we will beat them in the final.

The Falcons will have to wade off the goal threats from tournament’s top goal scorer Thembi Kgatlana who has scored a total of five goals in four matches for the South Africans. Kgatlana got the lone goal that decided the encounter between both teams in the first leg on November 18.

 

 

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