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Omagbemi credits Falcons’ dogged spirit

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Nigeria women coach Florence Omagbemi has appluaded her players for their determination and loyalty shown in winning the 2016   Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title at the expense of Cameroon.

Omagbemi watched her side defeat the hosts in the packed Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde to win their record eighth African title.

The 41-year-old insists her side played for pride and prestige to survive their various opponents inspite many challenges faced enroute this year’s continental showpiece.

“I want to thank the Cameroonian team and the coach for giving us a good game. It was a great final to watch seeing the best two teams in Africa competing and the scoreline,” Omagbemi said in a post-match press conference.

“Against the Ghana team, we got a good result but most people didn’t believe in our performance.

“I used to say it that we were here to defend our title. All the way to our game against Kenya – the scoreline was different and we keep asking the question of what is wrong with our team.

“As a defending champion, you have the pride and the prestige – the players understood all this pressure, stick to plan and playing together as a team because every game we play comes with different expectation.

“Even though with the crowd here, at the end of the day we came out victorious and even though we only saw one or two chances, all I care about is the victory and that’s all that matters right now and I want to celebrate that with everyone.”

WEEKEND RESULTS

EPL

Everton        1 – 1   Man Utd

Man             1 – 3   Chelsea

C/Palace      3 – 0   So’mpton

Stoke           2 – 0   Burnley

Sunderland  2 – 1   Leicester

Tottenham   5 – 0   Swansea

West Brom   3 – 1   Watford

West Ham    1 – 5   Arsenal

Bo’mouth     4 – 3   Liverpool

SERIE A

Napoli                   3 – 0   Inter

Juventus     3 – 1   Atalanta

AC Milan     2 – 1   Crotone

Lazio            0 – 2   Roma

Pescara        1 – 1   Cagliari

Sampdoria   2 – 0   Torino

Sassuolo      3 – 0   Empoli

LALIGA

Granada      2 – 1   Sevilla

Barcelona    1 – 1   Real Madrid

Leganes       0 – 0   Villarreal

Atletico        0 – 0   Espanyol

Real Betis    3 – 3  Celta Vigo

Bilbao                   3 – 1   Eibar

BUNDESLIGA

Mainz          1 – 3   Bayern

Leverkusen  1 – 1   Freiburg

Dortmund    4 – 1   Mo’gladbach

Hoffenheim  4 – 0   FC Cologne

Bremen        2 – 1   Ingolstadt

Wolfsburg    2 – 3   Hertha

Leipzig         2 – 1   Schalke

Darmstadt   0 – 2   Hamburger

Augsburg     1 – 1   Frankfurt

LIGUE 1

Lille             4 – 2   Caen

Lorient         2 – 1   Rennes

Dijon           1 – 1   Monaco

Guingamp    0 – 1   Nice

Nancy          4 – 0   Metz

Nantes         0 – 6   Lyon

Bastia                   1 – 1   Bordeaux

St-Etienne   0 – 0   Marseille

Toulouse      1 – 0   Montpellier

PSG             2 – 0   Angers

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