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I’ll Prefer the WAFCON title to the Woman of the Match Award- Nnadozie.

I’ll Prefer the WAFCON title to the Woman of the Match Award- Nnadozie.

As we all know, Africa’s women’s cup of Nations 2022 has ended, with The Bayana Bayana team of South Africa emerging as champions for the first time. Things didn’t go well for the super Falcons as they finished fourth.

Chiamaka Nnadozie, the fantastic goalkeeper of Super Falcons expressed her sadness over how things turned out for them, she revealed that if it is possible she’ll rather give up her woman of the match award title for the 10th WAFCON title.

If we can recall, Nnadozie won the woman of the match award, in the semi-finals game between them and the Atlass Lionesses of Morocco, in which they were defeated in a penalty shootout after the game ended in a 1-1 draw. 

In an interview, she revealed that even though she looked indifferent about it, she is pained for losing the title to South Africa, as it seemed all odds were against them winning the match. She further expressed that she is positive they will regain their title come 2024.

“If I was given a choice, I would trade my award to play in the final and retain the title, but unfortunately, we lost to Morocco after being reduced to nine women for over 50 minutes of the semifinal match,” Nnadozie told Completesports.com.

“We wanted to win and we pushed to score a winning goal, but had to lose out through penalty shootout”

“It’s one of those things in football – you may do everything to win a game but victory will elude you need it most. We gave it our all, but luck and other factors denied us victory. We took it in good faith and hopefully, we shall win it back in 2024″

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“We are still the best in Africa and we hope to remain there for years to come,” she said.

Chiamaka Nnadozie

When asked if she was bothered about other teams in Africa catching up with them, she said she isn’t bothered, she admitted that other African teams have done tremendously well for themselves, but she believes that super Falcons still have more dominance and recommended that the authorities should focus on improving their junior teams

“Other African countries have improved and are catching up, but I believe we have many upcoming players in our various junior teams to keep Nigeria’s dominance alive. The authorities should also give more attention to women’s football for further development of the game,” Nnadozie concluded.

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