… Pinnick arrives team’s camp
The head coach of the Super Falcons, Edwin Okon, has said he is unperturbed by Swedish coach, Pia Sundhage’s boast that her team would make a mince meat of the African champions in Monday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup match in Winnipeg, Canada.
In a brief chat with The Nation at the Winnipeg Stadium on Sunday, Okon said, “though the Swedish coach has watched our games and she feels everything is okay and knows how to deal with our team.
“I have said it when two elephants meet, the grass will suffer. We are also prepared for them. Though she might have watched the tapes, but she will be in for a surprise.
“I don’t really know them at that level, though I have watched the tape but I won’t judge the Swedish by the tape. It’s when we get to the pitch that we would know. We will start the tournament on a good note by winning the match on Monday. ”
Okon also denied that there were injury worries in the team’s camp, saying, “there is no injury scare in the camp, the girls are in high spirits.”
Meanwhile, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, arrived Winnipeg on Sunday to cheer the Falcons ahead of Monday’s match against the Scandinavians.
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