Uche Hands Falcons AWCON Win against Bayana Tonight

first_imgFormer Super Falcons head coach Eucharia Uche has said the Banyana Banyana of South Africa cannot stop the side’s podium dance at the on-going 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) in Cameroon.The Falcons will square up against the South Africans in tonight’s second semifinal clash at Stade Municipal de Limbe, Limbe. The title holders finished top of group B, while the South Africans were runners-up behind hosts and leaders Cameroon in group A.Uche said the Falcons will be confronting known opponents and are certain to come up with their best performance in the championship.“Nigeria are destined to play in the final as well as retain the title at the end of the day so it does not matter whether they are playing South Africa, Cameroon or Ghana.“I believe that the Falcons have played the South African side several times in the past to know them better, as well as fashion out a winning programme to unsettle the side.“The Falcons have the experience, exposure and knowledge to understand that the knock-out stage is winner takes all to avoid complacency or underrate the opponents.“The semis teams are angling for the top prize so the Falcons are expected to have the thought at the back of their minds to take the chances as well as play as a team, not caring who scores the goals.“A cursory look at the matches and players showed we have an array of foreign-based players in the Falcons, from the first 11 to those on the bench.“The Falcons, too have equally profited from the exposure of the under-20 players so they have what it takes to come back home with the title.“The Falcons had not been poor though not 100 per cent against Mali, Ghana and Kenya. I know the challenge of South Africa will certainly bring out the best in them.“The Falcons will subdue South Africa to take their rightful position to successfully defend their title in Cameroon,” said the former Nigerian lethal finisher and Bayelsa Queens coach to supersport.com.The Nigerians are eyeing their eighth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Cameroon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Larry Fitzgerald: Kyler Murray has ‘ultimate weapon in the exit button’

first_imgAs the new face of the franchise, Murray will be expected to step up as a leader. The 35-year-old Fitzgerald, the elder statesman in the locker room, likes what he sees in Murray in that regard.”He’s got a really good, quiet confidence about him, not cocky or anything, just very confident in his ability. … I think he’s fitting in great with the guys,” Fitzgerald said. “Having him. knowing he’s the future for the next 10 years, makes you feel confident.” “Things break down, he can get going pretty quickly. I just think that’s going to be a dimension that we haven’t had here. I’ve never played with a quarterback that explosive. … He’s going to add so many different dimensions to what we’re doing.”Larry Fitzgerald talks about Carson Palmer, Kyler Murray, the offense and more. pic.twitter.com/Mr1hFBMzZl— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) June 5, 2019Murray’s scrambling exploits last season at Oklahoma (1,001 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns) are no secret, and helped earn him the Heisman Trophy. But Fitzgerald says he’s also been impressed with Murray’s arm, and the ball he throws.”Very catchable, accurate, especially on the move,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s a very, very catchable ball, great placement.” Larry Fitzgerald has played with some good quarterbacks in his 15 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (Kurt Warner, Carson Palmer) and some not-so-good QBs (names withheld to protect their identity). But the 11-time Pro Bowl wide receiver says he’s never had a weapon like Kyler Murray. DeMarcus Lawrence ready to ‘humble’ rich quarterbackscenter_img Carson Wentz, Eagles agree to contract extension worth $128M, report says Murray, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, faces huge expectations with the Cardinals, but Fitzgerald already loves what he sees.”The first thing that pops out to you is how intelligent he is,” Fitzgerald told reporters following OTAs Wednesday. “He knows the system better than we do. He can get us into any play at any time and then he has the ultimate weapon in the exit button. Related Newslast_img read more