Super Falcons and Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshoala says the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has done so much for the Nigeria national women’s football team.
The Nigerian team arrived in Rabat, Morocco on Monday to take part in this year’s Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), as they bid to claim a record-extending tenth title.
The tournament will also serve as the African qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The four semifinalists will book their spots, while two more teams will go to the inter-confederation play-offs.
Speaking at the send-forth dinner organised for the Falcons at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos on Sunday night, : “President (Pinnick) has done so much for us as a team if we really want to be honest with ourselves,” Oshoala said.
“I remember when I was at Arsenal Ladies a couple of years ago, my teammates were always going home for international friendlies whenever there were FIFA windows. But I was always staying back, training alone because there was nothing back home.
“It is no longer so and we don’t want this new development to stop for Falcons players to go back to starting line again. I think we are following through the right path and really want this continue.” She concluded.
Speaking further, Super Falcons’ captain Ebi Onome who is gunning for her fifth continental title, pleaded with Amaju Pinnick not to leave the team now.
“We want to beg you not to leave us now because if you leave us, we are going to start all over again like my teammate (Oshoala) has spoken. We want you to think about this and how your continued stay will help the team.” Ebi Onome concluded.