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Ohale: Falcons’ target is winning WAFCON title

After being named as the Woman of the Match following Nigeria emphatic 4-0 victory over Burundi in their last Group C encounter at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), defender Oriakhi Ohale has admitted that the Super Falcons continued to grow from strength to strength in every match.

After being named as the Woman of the Match following Nigeria emphatic 4-0 victory over Burundi in their last Group C encounter at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), defender Oriakhi Ohale has admitted that the Super Falcons continued to grow from strength to strength in every match.

The 30-year old Deportivo Alaves in Spain star was outstanding in defence for Nigeria against Burundi that her partnership with captain Onome Ebi has been getting better by the day.

Ohale who wore an ear-to-ear smile while receiving the award expressed extreme joy as she was congratulated by her teammates and the fans in the stands who gave her a standing ovation.

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“This is the first time that I have ever received a Woman of the Match Award since I started playing for Nigeria in 2010 and it really feels so good. When I remember all the hard work that my teammates and I have put in, it makes me smile,” Ohale told CAF Online.

“We are at a crucial stage of the tournament so it was very important for us to play the way we did and we know how much it means to us. We have now qualified for the quarterfinals and we are ready for the challenge ahead.”

“We have grown from strength to strength from when we played our first game and this was a good show tonight.

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“We want to continue to improve and get better. Our target is to win the trophy and we are getting closer,” said Ohale who registered a 90.8% pass accuracy from 76 passes against the Burundians.

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