By Adebayo Williams
Super Falcons’ coach Florence Omagbemi has hailed woman-in-form Asisat Oshoala. Omagbemi described the Arsenal Ladies’ forward as a ‘Special Player’ following her four-goal showing in the team’s opening match of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations against Mali.
“That is why she [Asisat Oshoala] is a special player,” said Omagbemi.
“If you’re a striker, you’re playing anywhere on the field, you have to be flexible whether playing in the centre-forward, right or left sides. She was trying to find a what to adjust.
“Not only her, we have other players on the team that was moving around in their wing. She is confortable in that position [centre-forward].
“She was trying to find her way round we are lucky to have her on the team playing in the centre-forward and on the wing. All the same, I think she has been good in all position that she has been playing.”
Omagbemi also hailed the team as a collective unit rubbishing claims Oshoala was the only star in the pack. She said there was no special talk with the England-based striker.
“The Nigerian team is a team. We the technical crew we have a lot of coaches on the team to everyone on the team – individually or as a group,” she continued.
“When we have a pre-game talk, we talk and try to pass instruction to everyone on the team. Oshoala is part of the team and there is no special talk because we are trying to play a team.
“So everyone on the team got information and try to play as a group – so that’s why we succeeded today [Sunday].”