• AWCON 2018: NIGERIA GAME IS 50-50- ZAMBIAN COACH
BY FOLUSHO ALADE
The coach of the SHEPOLOPO QUEENS of Zambia BRUCE NWAPE believes his team second GROUP B game against 10-time African champions the SUPER FALCONS of Nigeria could go either way.
Speaking at the pre-match press briefing in CAPE-COAST on Tuesday the tactician said the Nigerians would come out strong but his team will stick to the tactics that gave them victory over the EQUATORIAL GUINEANS in the first match.
Coach MWAPE believes Nigeria is still the favourite despite suffering a 0-1 defeat to SOUTH-AFRICA, saying the SHEPOLOPO QUEENS will not underrate the defending champion.
Meanwhile, Zambian combative midfielder MARY MWAKAPILA believes her team has all it takes to inflict a second defeat on the SUPER FALCONS and pick the semi-final ticket on Wednesday.
While lamenting her team 6-0 defeat to Nigeria in 2014, MWAKAPILA believes this Zambian team will be motivated by their desires to pick a qualifying ticket for the 2019 WORLD CUP in FRANCE and also be crowned the new African champions at the end of the tournament.
In a bid to achieve victory over Nigeria the ZAMBIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION ZFF has drafted CHIPOLOPOLO manager SVEN VANDEBROEK to join the COPPER QUEENS technical bench.
The SHEPOLOPOLO of Zambia will on Wednesday lock horns with the SUPER FALCONS of Nigeria at the CAPE COAST STADIUM 3:30pm GMT, 4:30pm Nigerian time.