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Oshoala wants more top grade friendlies for Falcons ahead AFCON qualifiers

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Super Falcons striker Asisiat Oshoala has requested for more top grade friendly games for the Nigeria women national team ahead of the impending 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations.

In her chat with BBC Sport, the three-time African women’s Footballer of the  Year expressed delight with the prospect of the test game against France but says the team needs more friendlies ahead of the qualifiers for this year’s Nations Cup in Ghana.

“It’s a good one, a big step for us and good news for women’s football in Nigeria generally but it’s not enough,” Oshoala said.

“It’s not about the France game alone, but we need more games like this and we don’t have to plead before we get games.”

With the Falcons left with no head coach since Florence Omagbemi ran out of contract after leading the team to a title-winning campaign in the 2016 Women’s AFCON, Oshoala is confident a new coach will soon be appointed lead the team.

“I’ve had an honest conversation with the president of the Nigeria football federation (Amaju Pinnick) about this,” she said.
“He’s been very positive and in a couple of weeks we will definitely have someone to lead the team.”

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