Super Falcons’ Chief Coach Christopher Danjuma has urged soccer loving Nigerians to have the believe in his team’s ability and capacity to emerge the gold medal winner of the Football event of the 2015 All African Games that would commence in Congo Brazzaville at the weekend.
In a chat with NationSport before jetting out of the country with the Super Falcons on Monday, the team handler Danjuma sent these passionate pleas to the football loving Nigerians to have absolute believe in his team to become the AAG Football event winner.
“Yes expectantly in Nigeria everybody should hope and believe that we are going out there as African Champion and to prove ourselves as African Champion. I still have respect for every team that comes to a competition”, he disclosed.
He also revealed how much he has worked on the psychology of the players to boost their performance. “One good thing I have done is to psyche the players up to put the loss against Equatorial Guinea in the 2016 Olympics qualifier behind them. So they are now thinking of how to do well in the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville. The team is focused on going to Congo Brazzaville and to make sure we stamp our feet as Champion of Africa.
‘We have done our best before today’s (Monday’s) departure for the All Africa Games to build a new team and also psyche up our players that are mostly home based for the task ahead. FIFA Calendar permitting players plying their football trade abroad to play for their country is not in our favour. This simply means that the All Africa Games tournament is not on FIFA calendar.
“As we speak now we barely have the services of only four professional players that will help our team prosecute the AAG competition. I wouldn’t have loved to miss any player of this team that played in the last (FIFA’s Women’s) World Cup. For this year’s All Africa Games I would have loved to storm Congo Brazzaville with strong and talented players like Francisca Ordega, Ngozi Okobi, Halimatu Ayinde, Josephine Chukwunnoye, Asisat Oshoala but all these people are just not going to be around.”