FC Robo striker Rasheedat Ajibade has declared that she is “100 per cent” confident of making the Super Falcon’s final squad for the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Falcon’s head coach Thomas Dennerby will submit his final list of 21 players for the 2018 AWCON to CAF on Sunday, November 4 and notwithstanding that she faces very stiff competition for a place in the Falcon’s attack, Ajibade, 18, says she is highly confident that her name will be one of the 21 on the list.
“I’m highly confident, one hundred per cent,” Ajibade who has also represented Nigeria at U-17 and U-20 level told busybuddiesng.com.
“The fact is just that I’m confident of what I can do and I’m confident that if I give my best I’ll merit the final list.”
The Falcons are undisputedly the preeminent power in women football on the continent and will be attempting to win the championships for a third consecutive time and a 9th time out of 11. They’ll come up against South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B and even though the South Africans, in particular, have proven stiff opponents to the Falcon in recent times, Ajibade who recently won the Nigerian Women Football Freestyle Competition for a second straight year believes that “nothing can stop [the Falcons] in African competition”.
“I’m expecting the best for Nigeria,” Ajibade says about her expectations for the 2018 AWCON.
“I’m expecting the best because we have great players with a lot of experience, a lot of players that understand the rudiments of the game. So I’m very confident of the team and nothing can stop them in African competition.”