Super Falcons forward Uchenna Kanu has said the nine-time African champions need more time together to remain dominant in Africa.
Such is the dominance of the Falcons in Africa, that the team has won nine of the 11 African Women’s Cup of Nations.
However, Randy Waldrum’s side have now failed to qualify for the last three Olympic football events and were outclassed 4-2 by the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the final of the Aisha Buhari Invitational tournament in Lagos two months ago.
The Super Falcons are currently in a training camp in Abuja as part of preparations for a 2022 Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against the Lady Elephants of Ivory Coast next year.
Speaking on Naija Made on Super Sports, the 24-year-old Linkopings of Sweden star said the perennial African champions need more of such training camps to build a strong team with better understanding of the coach’s tactics and formation.
“I think if we can have like more time, more camps and more gathering together as a team, it will help build the team and have that mutual relationship within the team, both the players and the coaches, the system and formation we play, ” the former Flamengos and Falconets star said. “I think if we have more time to be together as a team, we can do better.
“South Africa is a strong team and we are a strong team as well, I think. Like I mentioned, we just need to have more time together, just need to know each other more and just train together as a team, because aftermath of that day at the Aisha Buhari Cup, so, I think that’s probably what we need as a team. And I think we are still a strong team.”