“Nigeria Could Not Afford To Be Absent In FIFA Women’s World Cup – Ajibade
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By Amaechi Agbo
Woman of the Match, WOTM winner in Nigeria’s 1-0 win against Indomitable lionesses of Cameroon in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON quarter-final on Thursday, Rasheedat Ajibade has said that the Falcons couldn’t have afforded to miss out in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Ajibade’s statement came following the inability of their male counterparts, the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after losing to Ghana on away goal on March 29, in Abuja.
Super Falcons qualified for their 9th global football tournament after they overcame the Indomitable lionesses in Morocco. The hard-fought victory also propelled the team into the semi-final of the WAFCON tournament
Speaking after she received her WOTM award, the Athletico Madrid of Spain female striker while dedicating the award to her teammates, said the Falcons want to leave Morocco with their 10th crown in their bag
“I dedicate this trophy to my entire team. These girls are just fantastic. Without them, I will not be here before you with this reward,” Ajibade said at the post-match presentation.
Despite the criticism that came following their opening match loss against South Africa, the Nigerians seemed to have been unperturbed and focused on their goal of becoming African champions once again.
The number 15, instantly recognizable by her blue hair, was proud to have scored the goal that sent the Super Falcons to the World Cup 2023.
“Nigeria could not afford to be absent for this meeting. There’s a new generation of Super Falcons, who arrive hungry and deserve for the world to see their talent. We know what we came here for, we want to leave with the cup, our decima,” Ajibade says with the trademark Nigerian shakara.
Next, the Super Falcons face the passionate Moroccans and their fanatical home fans at Rabat’s Moulay Abdellah cauldron in the semifinals next Monday.