2022 WAFCON Qualifiers: Waldrum Hails Hard Fighting Super Falcons After Win Against Ghana

October 20, 2021
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Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum has praised his players for fighting really hard to overcome rivals Black Queens of Ghana, in Wednesday’s 2022 WAFCON first round qualifier.

Played inside the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos, the Falcons defeated Ghana 2-0, to kick off the qualifiers on a positive note.

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Uchenna Kanu was the hero for the nine-time African champions as she got both goals which were headers, to secure the win.

And speaking in his post-match analysis Waldrum said:’We are extremely excited about the win. Obviously it’s important to get a win at home I think getting a clean sheet too was very important for us to go into the second leg.

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“The first half we came out with a good attacking mentally second half we played a little bit more on the counter but they were chasing the game and we had some tired legs in the end.

“The players fought really hard, I thought Chiamaka came up with a big time save to keep a clean sheet  which was very important for us. We all understand this is just half of the job.”

The American coach explained the difference between the Falcons team that beat Ghana and the one that lost to South Africa at the Aisha Buhari Cup.

“The difference when you compare this team to the one that lost to South Africa is that we didn’t have Osinachi Ohale, Rasheedat Ajibade, Tony Payne.

“These players are key for us and they made a huge difference for us. And I thought Onome and the other defenders did a great job for us with our goalkeeper as well.”

And ahead of the reverse fixture in Ghana on Sunday:”The staff will get back tonight and we would have some conversation and discuss how we want to approach the second leg.

“We all know that when you do home and away it’s important to keep a clean sheet at home. But it’s also important to score a goal in the second leg because the away goal really count for you. So we will have to find a balance of making sure we are attacking but also protecting the two-goal lead that we have.”


By James Agberebi 

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