As the ongoing 12th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations enters the semi-final stage, football enthusiasts and the media are guaranteed a feast when the nine times champions, Nigeria and much-improved host nation Morocco take the central stage in the second semi-final game in Rabat.
The stage is set for what will be an interesting, engaging and thrilling encounter at the Complex Prince Moulay Abdellah in Morocco’s administrative capital on Monday.
An intimidating cauldron and a highly-motivated opposition are among the challenges the nine-time champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria would be up against tonight.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has urged the girls to think of Nigeria and their scores of millions of fans back home when they enter the pitch against the host nation.
According to the NFF President “the match against Morocco will be perhaps the toughest hurdle for the Super Falcons here, I have told them to think of our country and the teeming support back home, and the Government that has shown them much love and encouragement to the team.”
“They must be dogged and exhibit as always, that unique Nigeria spirit that makes us to overcome challenges, hurdles and obstacles. I am confident that we will be in the Final on Saturday.”
Monday night’s spectacle will see the Falcons aim for their 10th Final Match of the Women AFCON, since the competition was launched as a biennial event in Nigeria 24 years ago.
They have never failed to win a final match, and victory over Cameroon on Thursday affirmed that they had never failed to reach the tournament’s last four.