Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has expressed optimism Nigeria will defeat South Africa’s Bayana Bayana when both teams meet on 4th July 2022 in the Group C opener of the ongoing WAFCON.
Bayana Bayana are on paper one of the most improved female sides in Africa and have risen to challenge the Super Falcons who were at a time undisputed queens of African Football.
In an interview with NFF TV ahead of Monday’s game the Fc Barcelona Fermini forward played down the statistics of South Africa winning two of the last three meetings between both sides the most recent a 2-4 win in Lagos last year.
Oshoala said, ” We have a very good group, an opportunity to qualify for the next round but sometimes football isn’t about what you see alone.
” A lot of people have talked about South Africa . Of course they are a very good side but this isn’t about old glory or past records.
” Many expected us to win (the last meeting in Lagos) but we lost to them and now people are saying they are the best side let’s see. It’s okay for people to talk.
” We just have to look at ourselves and approach the game with the right mentality. ” The Multiple time CAF Womens player of the year award winner concluded.
Nigeria will be gunning for a Ninth WAFCON title in Morroco and victory over the South African ladies on Monday will set the tone.
Hosts Morroco on Saturday defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in the opening game of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations .