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Super Falcons Head coach, Omagbemi reacts to 2016 AFCON group draw

Nigeria have been placed win Group B with Ghana, Mali and Kenya in Sunday's draw held in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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Florence Omagbemi play Florence Omagbemi is not taking any team for granted at the 2016 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (Super Sports)
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Ahead of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, head coach of the Super Falcons, Florence Omagbemi is not underrating any team.

Nigeria have been placed in Group B with Ghana, Mali and Kenya in Sunday's draw which held in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Reacting to the draw, Omagbemi recalls Super Falcons’ previous meeting with Ghana and Kenya, revealing that every team will be taken seriously.

Super Falcons play Super Falcons are in Group B alongside Ghana, Mali and Kenya in Sunday's draw which held in Yaounde, Cameroon (NFF)

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"We have been playing against Ghana’s Black Queens for years. I remember when the Falcons team was newly established, our first game in the qualification series for the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup was against Ghana," Omagbemi told nff.com.

We have played against Mali before, and we know they are no pushovers. Now, Kenya are coming to the African championship for the first time, but from the way they qualified, after beating Algeria, they must be respected.

Surely, we will take the games against all three countries as seriously as we have been doing in the past. You know, we are the Cup holders and every team would want to beat the Falcons.”

Nigeria kick-off their title defence against Mali on Sunday, November 20 before facing Ghana three days later and Kenya on Monday, November 26.

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