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Super Falcons are in Ghana for serious business, says Francisca Ordega

03:39 GMT+3 23/11/2018
Margret Belemu, Francisca Ordega
Having defeated the Shepolopolo to revive their title ambition, the forward said it was a good start to retaining the trophy

Nigeria striker Francisca Ordega has disclosed that the Super Falcons are in Ghana for serious business following Wednesday's 4-0 win over Zambia at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

The Washington Spirit star was in a fine form as she assisted Desire Oparanozie's opener before scoring the second goal against the Shepolopolo to claim the Women Player of the Match award.

Having redeemed their image after the opening loss to South Africa, the 24-year-old assured that her teammates will work hard to ensure a win against Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

"I cannot tell exactly what happened or how it happened but I know it was not about me but the team," Ordega told media.

"The game against South Africa was horrible for me. Being a professional, the loss was not the best for me, my team, my country, and my fans. I just said to myself that I am one of the experienced players in the team, which other young players look up to for inspiration.

"I just challenged myself to give it my all and knew my contribution help the team a lot because we needed that win. I am super excited about the award. The award means a lot to me because at the last Africa Women's Championship in Cameroon, I could not do my best and I was not there to be found. Reasons I don't know but that's football,"

"Being a professional, a lot of things happened and people, my fans were not happy about my performance. I just said to myself that I have nothing left to give to make everyone happy.
This is not just the end but this is the beginning. We are a team that never give up," she continued.

"The game [against South Africa] was not the best for us but promised that from today's victory, we are going to go all out to retain our title. We are here [in Ghana] for serious business. The performance against Zambia is now history and we are looking forward to the next game."