Mares face strong opponents

Favourites: Nigeria PIC: GETTY IMAGES
Favourites: Nigeria PIC: GETTY IMAGES

For their debut Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), the Mares find themselves in Group C. The team will face reigning champions, Nigeria, neighbours, South Africa, and fellow debutants, Burundi in what it is a 'give all' group for the local girls. Mmegi Sport Correspondent, KABELO BORANABI looks closely at the Mares' opponents.

Nigeria Nickname: Super Falcons Head Coach: Randy Waldrum (USA) CAF Ranking: First (39th in the world) WAFCON Appearances: 12 Best Finish: Champions (11 times) Key Players: Asisat Oshoala, Tochukwu Oluehi, Onome Ebi

How they qualified: First Round: Nigeria 2-1 Ghana; Second Round: Nigeria 3-0 Ivory Coast Summary: The Super Falcons have won the last three editions of the WAFCON. They are the most successful side at the competition.

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