Aisha Buhari Cup: Morocco Star Sends Warning To Super Falcons, Our Ambition Is To Win’

Aisha Buhari Cup: Morocco Star Sends Warning To Super Falcons, Our Ambition Is To Win’

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By Amaechi Agbo

Morocco female national team defender, Hanane Ait El Haj have sent warning to other five nations converging in Lagos for Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football tournament declaring that the North Africans are not coming to make up the number in the six-nation invitational, can report.

Ait El Haj backed her side to emerge victorious at the Invitational Tournament taking place in Lagos, Nigeria in two weeks’.

The Atlas Lionesses are drawn against Mali and Nigeria in Group A of the six-nation competition and the former Zaragoza star is excited about her team’s chance to test themselves against women’s football powerhouses in Africa.

“For us, it’s a good opportunity to know first, our level, what we should improve on and also the level of the teams that we may likely play at the Women Africa Cup of Nations,” El Haj, who recently helped ASFAR win the UNIAF Women’s Champions League title, told ABC Media.

“We play against Mali a lot of times, so we know each other. But it will be our first game with Nigeria and we know they are a big and strong team that always fight for titles.”

On their ultimate goal at the competition, the 26-year-old said: “Our ambition is to win this tournament and improve ourselves.

“It will be a very exciting competition with big teams competing in it, thanks to everyone who organised this tournament.”

El Haj will aim to inspire the 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations hosts to success in Nigeria, who are the Cup holders and nine-time African champions.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are considered favourites to win the inaugural Aisha Buhari Cup, ABC which holds in Lagos from 13th to 21st September, 2021

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