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Canada 2015 World Cup draw: Super Falcons fear no team – Evelyn Nwabuoku

Nigeria’s senior national team captain Evelyn Nwabuoku have expressed confidence in the Falcons’ ability to challenge big oppositions ahead of today’s Canada 2015 Women’s World Cup draw in Ottawa.
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The 7th edition of the World Cup draws ceremony is expected to take place at the Canadian Museum of History at excatly 6pm Nigeria time.

Nwabuoku, who is also Rivers Angels captain, said her side are capable of upstaging any country in Canada while hoping for early preparations towards surpassing their previous record.

“A draw is a draw, let’s wait and see what comes out of it. Like I’ve always said, there are no small countries, we shouldn’t underrate ourselves,” Nwabuoku told Goal.

“We are African champions and with the right preparation, mentality and attitude, we will have a good outing in Canada.

“We are not scared of any country, I believe so much in my team and I can say it anywhere, bring any country we will match them.

“They might write us off, but I bet you if they prepare us well, we will surprise lots of people. This is the women’s World Cup we are talking about, not a child’s play,” she said.

“You need to experience something and I think playing some very quality matches will help a lot. The AWC and World Cup are not the same.

“The AWC has come and gone we should think ahead but the difference it brought is that we have been able to restore our pride,” she continued.

“At AWC, we were really determined and dedicated not to come back without the trophy. This is the height of women’s game where experience and good preparation counts.

“We just hope the NFF crisis will be resolved so that we can move on as a footballing nation,” she concluded.

Nigeria have been placed in pot two of the draw alongside Cameroon, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Mexico and New Zealand.

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