Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mbachu promises seventh Falcon title

Super Falcons' right winger, Stella Mbachu is emphatic her side will defend successfully the AWC title in Equatorial Guinea in November.

Falcons won their sixth African title in South Africa in 2010.

The petite winger led her side to play an uninspiring goalless draw against Olympic bound South Africa's Banyana Banyana in the reversed fixture of the two-leg friendly match in Lagos on Saturday.

Mbachu told SuperSport.com that the barren draw did not diminish Falcons' status as Africa's best team.

"Yes, I strongly believe we'll retain the AWC trophy in Equatorial Guinea.

"There is nothing wrong with us playing barren draw with Banyana Banyana. It's football either you win, lose or draw.

"There are not a bad side, they're an Olympic team, they assembled and presented the best squad.

"Yes, I'm satisfied with the result, not at all disappointed.

"There are new players in our midst the coaches want to see, so ours is not a competition squad but build-up team.

"At the time for the AWC we'll have a squad that'll defend the title, I'm certain about it," she said.

The veteran Rivers Angels' forward would want to see more improved South African side if they must make impact at the Olympics.

"The South Africans are good but they won't go far at the Olympics if what they presented against us is their best.

"Although there is luck in football, they may go there and surprise people but I believe there are rooms for improvement.

"They must intensify their preparations as well as raise the game to make their presence at the Olympics counts," she said.

© SuperSport.com

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