Oshoala reveals target ahead of WAFCON

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Asisat Oshoala reveals preimary target of the Super Falcons as they prepare for the Women’s African cup of nations.

Nigeria international women football player Asisat Oshoala has stated that their aim is to qualify for the World cup as they prepare for the Women’s African Cup Of Nation (WAFCON).

The Falcons commenced preparations for the WAFCON in Abuja on Friday, 17 June with Oshoala alongside 17 players already in camp.

The other early arrivals in camp are Osinachi Ohale, Rasheedat Ajibade, Tochukwu Oluehi and Chiamaka Nnadozie, Onome Ebi and Rita Chikwelu.

Among those still expected are Ashleigh Plumptre, Desire Oparanozie, Uchenna Kanu and Francisca Ordega.

in a short video chat published on the Super Falcons Twitter handle, Oshoala said: “I think the most important thing is to make sure we get the ticket to the World Cup, that’s the primary aim to qualify for the World Cup.

“And then to possibly win the tournament. It’s one of the goals we have going into this tournament as a team.

On her personal goal heading to the WAFCON: “And personally as an individual I just want to better than the last tournament.”

Oshoala emerged as the top scorer in the Spanish women’s league last season and also helped Barcelona claim the treble.

The 2022 WAFCON will be the 14th edition and will be hosted by Morocco from 2 to 23 July 2022.

The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The top four teams will qualify for the World Cup and two more teams will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Going into this year’s WAFCON the Falcons would be targeting a 10th title which they last won in 2018.

 

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