Edwin Okon © footballlive.ng
Former Super Falcons head coach Edwin Okon has aptly tagged as explosive, the side's clash against rivals, the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, at the 10th Africa Women's Cup of Nations (Awcon) in Cameroon.
The title holders will confront the Central African neighbours in Saturday’s Awcon final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé.
The Falcons pipped Banyana Banyana of South Africa 1-0 in the semifinals in Limbe while the 2014 Awcon runners-up, Cameroon, achieved the same scoreline in Yaoundé against the Black Queens of Ghana to pave the way for a repeat of the last edition's final in Windhoek, Namibia.
Okon said strict adherence to instructions of the coaches by the Falcons will greatly help them to overcome the stubborn opponents, the Indomitable Lionesses.
“The Cameroon versus Nigeria Awcon final is going to be explosive, it’s a good test as well as evenly matched.
“Our problem is defence and I hope they will be alert 100 per cent to withstand the attacking and robust foray of the Cameroonians.
“The Falcons best test match in the championship was the group’s clash against the Black Queens of Ghana as I never considered Banyana Banyana of South Africa a serious threat.
“Against the Cameroonians only strict adherence to instruction by the players will be of immense help to unlock and unsettle the Lionesses.
“It will be too risky for the players to decide on the field of play to act on their own whims and caprices, pushing the coaches’ instructions to the background.
“I sincerely hope and pray that mother luck will smile on us to once again overcome the Cameroonians,” said the Rivers Angels head coach to supersport.com.
Okon successfully supervised the 2-0 2014 Awcon victory against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia.