The Cup holders were held to a 1-1 draw by Western neighbour’s Ghana on
Wednesday evening at the Limbe Ominisport Stadium in Group B matchday two fixture.
Ohale, who has been one of the top performance in the championship insisted that the Seven-time champions are favourites to win despite the
set back to progress to the last four of the championship.
“It was a difficult game, we prepared for a big game because we knew Ghana
are strong and a well organised team than Mali,” Ohale said to Naijafootballplus.com after the game.
“I don’t think it was a bad result, we could have won and picked the
semi-final ticket. However, it was a big test and we were able to secure a
“We have to put the result behind us, one point is good and we are looking forward to the next game. I think we are good enough to get the end result.
“It will be funny if anyone disrespects our target, I don’t think anyone can write us off. We believe we can achieve our target. We are still tournament favorites and we need the fans to back our believe and support us.
Nigeria have garnered four points from two games, scored seven goals and
conceded once. The Super Falcons will take on Kenya in a must win final
Group B game on Saturday evening.
“We have to beat Kenya and restore our race to win the title, we are also looking at the situation of topping our group. It is not the fact that we are trying to avoid Cameroon but to enhance the team’s
confidence going into the semi-final game.
“I am optimistic we will beat Kenya, it is not going to be easy. We will prepare for the encounter and ensure we don’t disappoint our fans and millions of Nigerians.
We are aware of the excitement back
home when we won our first game and the victory against Kenya will decide a lot for us in the championship.”