Paris 2024 Olympics: We believe in God – Super Falcons’ Abiodun on ‘juju’ drama by Cameroon

Super Falcons midfielder Deborah Abiodun has said the juju drama which unfolded in their match against Cameroon on Monday evening at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium was a mere distraction by their opponent.

According to Abiodun, the Super Falcons believe in God.

Recall that the Super Falcons piped Cameroon’s Lionesses 1-0 in a crucial second leg Women’s Olympic football qualifier, after a pulsating encounter in Abuja.

There was a little drama which unfolded at the start of the second half.

This was after a Cameroonian player attempted to plant a juju-like material at the Super Falcons’ goal post.

It was a move probably targeted at Nigeria’s goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie who had kept the Cameroonians at bay in Douala and Abuja.

The attempt was however checked and possibly the efficacy of the charm was diluted as Nnadozie prevented the Lionesses from breaching her goal.

Speaking on the development after the game, Abiodun told newsmen during a post-match conference that the move by the visitors was a tactic deployed to distract the Falcons.

“We kind of saw it as a point of distraction in the game and were able to keep our focus high, regardless of whatever they believe in,” the 20-year-old said.

“We believe in God and in God we stand and put our trust. With God all things are possible.

“So, we don’t care about the voodoo [juju],” she added.


Credit Gist New Today News in Newspaper Nigeria Headlines

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