Preparation Key For All Africa Games Glory

SUPER Falcons head coach, Edwin Okon has called for adequate and early preparations ahead qualification matches for the 2015 All Africa Games (AAG) in Brazzaville, Congo.
The reigning African champions already have a first leg qualifying road trip date against the Malian opponents in February.
Okon said the West African opposition are not a bad choice but insisted that preparations will be crucial to the side performance in the qualifying race as well as the championship proper.
“Mali are good for us as adequate and early preparations will be quite crucial to make the job of qualification a lot easier.
“At least, three or four top grade friendly matches will immensely help us to prepare for the Malian challenge especially as the foreign-based players are unlikely to be available as the competition is not captured in the Fifa calendar.
“Early camp resumption will help to bring the domestic players together to commence preparations and blending before the Mali tie.
“The AAG championship is the first hurdle we must cross early in the year and we must start very well to help us excel in subsequent challenges, 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers and the final of 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada.
“We want to qualify for the AAG as well as the Olympics so we’ve already told ourselves that those dreams will be a reality through hard work.
“We’re ready to work hard to achieve our targets but we need encouragement and support of everyone in the arduous tasks,” said the head coach of Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) side, Rivers Angels to supersport.com.