2 However, Ogbonna, who spoke to the Nigerian News Agency on Friday from the team’s base in Casablanca, Morocco, said they were also aiming to win the World Cup in Australia with their qualification on Thursday.
4 She said it was difficult because the Cameroonians also played to qualify for the World Cup.
5 “As I said before, there is no longer a small team in Africa and, moreover, the Cameroonians are also one of the biggest teams in Africa.
6 “We won that game with determination to qualify for the World Cup and also increase our chances of retaining the African Women’s trophy that we last won.
7 “We want to win the trophy for a record tenth time to remain the dominant force in African women’s football.
8 “Beyond Africa, we are also looking to win the Women’s World Cup,” she said.
9 Ogbonna maintained that while the Falcons respected the host country, they were nonetheless losing no sleep over the semifinal matchup with them.
10 “We are very focused on our next game which, by the way, is against the host team,” she Ogbonna said.
11 The defender described the support of the Nigerians and their fans as the biggest motivation for the team.