African champions Nigeria will go for an outright win against Cote d’Ivoire in their Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s football tournament, African qualifying second round 1st leg clash in Abidjan on Thursday, according to Acting Head Coach Chris Danjuma.

Danjuma told thenff.com on telephone from the Ivorian capital on Wednesday that a win is non-negotiable as the Super Falcons want to make the return leg in Nigeria on Monday an much easier session for themselves.

“We know the Ivorians are a robust group we could only beat them on penalties in the course of the WAFU Cup of Nations. Even so, it is a new day and an altogether new contest on Thursday and we will go for an outright win.

“The Super Falcons have the capacity to dominate and score targets that will make the second leg in Lagos a formality.”

Thursday’s encounter will take location at the Stade Parc des Sports de Treichville, as from three.30pm Ivorian time (four.30pm Nigeria).

The Falcons, who are staying at the Grand Hotel in Abidjan will have a really feel of the match venue in the course of the official education scheduled for three:30pm Ivorian time on Wednesday.  

Globe football –governing physique, FIFA has appointed Togolese Vincentia Amedome as referee, with her compatriots Kossiwa Kpadenou, Abra Sitsofe Agbedanou and Edoh Kindedji as assistant referee 1, assistant referee two and fourth official respectively.

Tempa Ndah from Benin Republic will serve as referee assessor whilst Fatoumata Guindo from Mali will be match commissioner.


Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie Tochukwu Oluehi

Defenders: Ugochi Emenayo Glory Ogbonna Osinachi Ohale Chidinma Okeke Maryam Ibrahim Ihuoma Onyebuchi

Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene Regina Otu Cecilia Nku Chinaza Uchendu

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala Francisca Ordega Present Monday Rafiat Sule Rasheedat Ajibade