The young sensation believes the Super Falcons have what it takes to make it out of the so-called group of death at the Canada 2015 Fifa Women World Cup
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has said her side has the capacity to progress out of Group D in the preliminary stages of the 2015 Fifa Women World Cup in Canada.
Nigeria, who emerged champions of Africa for a record seventh time in Namibia in October, have been drawn alongside two-time winners USA, Sweden and Australia in the competition scheduled to hold between June 6 and July 5, 2015.
Oshoala, who was named the 2014 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup and African Women Championship Best Player, said she had her mind ready to face any opposition at the World Cup and had no reason to nurse fears.
“I was expecting any [oppostition] because it’s called draws – anything can happen. The teams [USA, Sweden and Australia] are no threat to us all,” Oshoala told Goal.
“We have more than enough good players who will make Nigeria progress from the group stage. I believe we have the capacity to advance and nothing to fear.”
On the scare of facing Nigeria’s usual tormentor USA again, the Rivers Angels double-title winner said the present national side will shock the two-time champions as they are ‘no threat because they are living on their past glory’.
“I don’t think we would have any problem in that group, if we actually go on proper training and quality preparation before the competition,” Oshoala said.
The 20-year-old Super Falcons star said it will be dream come true if selected to play for Nigeria at the senior level at the finals in Canada where she won the Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup Best Player and top scorer award in August.
“Well, I don’t know if I would be there, but I will be very glad and excited if I’m given the opportunity to represent my country in Canada again,” she said.
Nigeria will begin their 7th Fifa Women World Cup campaign against Sweden on June 8 at the Winnipeg Stadium in Canada.