Nigeria legend Victor Ikpeba believes the Super Falcons were lucky to win the just concluded 11th AWCON in Ghana, but added that the commitment of the players can’t be faulted.
The African women power–house needed penalty shootout to beat Cameroon and South Africa on their way to a historic ninth title after both semi-final games ended stalemate after 120 minutes.
“You can’t fault the commitment of the girls but it saddens me that with the quality of players that we have, we can’t match Cameroon or South Africa. We needed penalties to defeat them. Even against Zambia and Equatorial Guinea, we won but it was tough,” Ikpeba said .
Following Asisat Oshoala‘s struggle to replicate her good form at the tournament, the Former African footballer of the year added with other stars in the team , the Falcons shouldn’t struggle to win games while on the continent.
“Asisat Oshoala had a disappointing tournament. We were fortunate to win the title. These countries we struggled against don’t even have women’s football leagues.
“People say you don’t have to play well to win but we should play with panache, we are the champions of Africa champions. We have great players like Oshoala, Ordega, Oparanozie,” he added.
The Super Falcons alongside Cameroon and South Africa will represent Africa at the Women’s world cup in France next year.