The Super Falcons are Africa’s top ranked women’s football team and will give the Mighty Warriors a real test in the run up to the finals to be held in the Equatorial Guinea.
The Equatorial Guinea is currently jointly hosting the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations finals along with the Gabon.
The last time a Nigerian women’s team was in Zimbabwe was two years ago in a 2012 London Olympic Games qualifier in which the Mighty Warriors received a 7-1 spanking at Rufaro Stadium.
Goals by Erika Jeke and Ruvimbo Mutyavaviri at Rufaro Stadium Saturday against the Zebras ensured the Mighty Warriors passage to the next round after the team from Botswana had taken a surprise lead through Thuto Ramafifi.
This followed the Mighty Warriors 1-0 win over the Zebras two weeks ago courtesy of a goal from Jeke who is fast becoming the Mighty Warriors saviour in times of need.
Mighty Warriors coach Rosemary Mugadza has emphasised the need for thorough preparations ahead of what is probably the Mighty Warriors’ sternest test against the Super Falcons since the Mighty Warriors return to international football after three years of absence.
Although there has been evolution in African men’s football that has seen even the likes of Botswana qualifying for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, to think of the Mighty Warriors rolling over the Super Falcons would be expecting too much.
There are others though who believe that the Mighty Warriors can still trample over the Super Falcons after the Nigerians were denied a place at the 2011 All Africa Games following a loss to neighbours Ghana.