Gambia female head coach, Mariama Sowe has said she is confident of causing an upset against Nigeria’s Super Falcons when both teams clash in the Women’s African Cup of Nations qualifier in Banjul on Wednesday 6th June 2108.
The Queen’s Scorpions, as they are nicknamed, are upbeat about their chances of upsetting eight-time African Champions, Nigeria.
The coach, unveiled a squad of 21 players largely dominated by homegrown talent camped in Yundum, last week.
Sowe said in an interview, “We have been going on with our tactical approach to this game against Nigeria and we are confident that we can get a good performance and the desired result,
“We have learned a lot from our last match against Burkina Faso and the friendly against Mali. We will analyze those matches and come up with the best formula to take on Nigeria
“The girls wanted to face Nigeria and when the draw pitted us against them, they have been looking forward to it because it’s a massive game for them and a chance to play against some of the best players in Africa”, she added.
Also, Scorpion’s forward, Adama Tamba said the team was confident of causing an upset against Nigeria.
She said, “The match against Burkina Faso was tough but we showed character and eased through although Nigeria will be a different opponent. I have shown that I can score against any team and hopefully I can continue that run.
“I’m in good shape and I believe we will get some chances against Nigeria because they will not seat deep as Burkina Faso which will give us the chance to run between the lines,” said Tamba, top scorer in the Gambian league with Red Scorpions Ladies.
Despite their underdog status, the Gambians are confident of putting up a respectable performance against a star-studded Nigerian side which has reigning African Women’s Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, in their fold.