Ordega salutes Falcons coach

Super Falcons' Ordegafalc

Super Falcons striker Francesca Ordega says there is an improved level of coaching in the team, following the appointment of Florence Omagbemi.

The Nigerian senior women’s team are in Dakar, for a women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal and Ordega says the quality of coaching has improved.

“I think there’s a difference now, the level of coaching has improved and everyone is happy,” she said.

The Washington Spirits of USA striker also spoke about Nigeria’s chances in the game against Senegal, expressing confidence they will emerge victorious.

“We stand a very good chance of course and we are happy going into the game. It is a game we have to win to improve our chances of making it to the Nations Cup and we understand what is at stake and we have worked towards it.

The spirit in camp is good, the players are excited and everybody is rearing to go. We just have to keep our focus and play with a lot of confidence, but without underrating them.

“We have to respect them no matter what, and I’m sure they respect us too but we are very focused about what we want and which is to get a win and that exactly we will try to,” she said.

The game kicks off at 5pm local time, but 6pm Nigerian time. The Super Falcons are defending champions, having won the last edition in Namibia in 2014 and will be gunning for another title if they qualify for the competition proper which holds in Cameroon in November.