Vanguard (Lagos)

7 November 2012

Nigeria/South Africa: 'No Banana Peel From Banyana Banyana'

Photo: SA Info
South Africa women's national senior socccer Banyana Banyana to play in AWC finals against Equatorial Guinea.

Super Falcons coach, Kadiri Ikhana declared yesterday that South Africa's Bayana Bayana will not prove a stumbling block when they clash today in the semi-final of the African Women Championship in Equatorial- Guinea.

Ikhana played his first international friendly against the South African women in two-legged encounter, which a winner failed to emerge. The Bayana Bayana held the Falcons to a 1-1 draw at home, while they played out a goalless draw at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

However, Ikhana who is seeking to win his first title with the women team posited that the South African ladies cannot stop their march to the final.

"Our aim is to reach the final and South Africa cannot stop us", enthused the CAF Champions League winning coach.

Winger, Stella Mbachu concurred.

"Banyana Banyana cannot stop us. We know them too well and we know how to beat them. They are our customers", said the experienced winger.

The Nigerian ladies are yet to lose to their South African counterparts and are looking forward to continue this dominance in Bata to set up a final most likely against high-flying hosts Equatorial Guinea, who battle Cameroon in the other semi-final, today

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