It is now official: Women have proven their skills with the world’s most famous ball game – football. So it is now time to show your full support for the African women football players this year:
NGA – Nigeria aka The Super Falcons
The Falcons from Nigeria line up for the 6th time at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with their first participation in 1991. In 1999, they made it up until the quarter finals. Out of seven events, they have won the African Women’s Championships six times, and have scored 19 times in 2010.
We have a good team and what is important is that we are constantly improving. In football, there is always room for improvement, and, as we focus on the World Cup, we will look at correcting our past mistakes so that we can put on a good show at the finals.
EQG – Equatorial Guinea aka Nzalang Nacional
This is the first FIFA Women’s World Cup finals qualification for the Equatorial Guinea ladies. In 2008, they have won the African crown, by handing Nigeria their only-ever defeat in the event. Besides Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea with only 650,000 people is the only African nation to have won a women’s crown. At the African Women’s Championships in 2010, the Nzalang Nacional have scored 10 goals.
The women’s team of Equatorial Guinea are like the Brazil men’s team. The players are idols and greeted like stars after each match. After their last win, it took two hours before we could leave the stadium. There can be nothing else like it in women’s football anywhere in the world.