Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Mbachu to stay



Super Falcons’ attacking midfielder, Stella Mbachu has said she is not yet ready to quit international football.

The experienced midfielder was in the Falcons’ squad that finished fourth at the 8th African Women’s Championship in Equatorial Guinea.

After the dismal performance of the six-time African champions opinions were expressed that the likes of Mbachu should call it quit from the team.

However, the petite forward said she has more to contribute towards restoring the Falcons to their pristine status.

“I’m not thinking along that line at the moment. I’m fit and still have a lot to give to the team.

“We Nigerians are good at blame games and some of us are being singled out for blame over the event at the AWC in Equatorial Guinea.

“Nobody was happy over our performance but none us just went there to cede the title to the hosts, Equatorial Guinea.

“We did our very best to remain Africa’s number one but failed. It's wrong to persecute us with the call for retirement.

“I play for my team regularly and nobody will unjustly criticise my contribution to the team’s success at the just-concluded 2012 Challenge Cup.

“When I’m ready to quit it won’t be a guess thing, I’ll announce it and quit on a high,” said the Rivers Angels dynamite to supersport.com.

Mbachu, whose side lost the women’s title to arch-rivals, Delta Queens, said the quest to reclaim the title will be the main focus of her side in the coming year.

“I think the league shield will be our main target next season. It is painful we lost it to Delta Queens, I’m positive we’ll make it a double the next time,” she said.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
The real Afcon fireworks can begin
The boys are now being separated from the men. As a result, I have also lost my bet about who will...

John Dykes
The beginning of the end
Saturday’s Showdown at the Bridge has been described as being either the start of this season’s...

Neil Tovey
Bafana hit speed bump
I kept hearing that Bafana Bafana could win Afcon 2015. From the first whistle, I guarded against...

Emeka Enyadike
Mali, Guinea and the curse of Mongono
“We now need to respect the rules, we don’t have choice. We are going to shake before the draw, as...

Carol Radull
TIAF - This is African Football
I love big competitions because before they start everyone has something to say about how the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The football hasn't been great thus far
It is easy for some of us who are proudly African and who were brought up on Afcon tournaments down...