Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum insists history of past encounters with Cameroon won’t play any part when his side take on the Indomitable Lioness on Thursday (today).
The highly anticipated quarter-final fixture at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations will take place at the Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca.
The nine-time champions have never lost to Cameroon at the WAFCON.
The Super Falcons defeated the Lioness 5-4 on penalties the last time both teams met in the semi-final four years ago in Ghana.
Waldrum stated that his team must be at their best against the Cameroonians to scale through to the semis.
“We have to respect the history between the two teams. We have been involved in matches against Cameroon in the past but this game is before us now,” Waldrum told a press conference.
“It doesn’t matter now if we have more wins or they have more wins. What we experienced in the qualifiers have really helped us.
“The history of Nigeria in this competition is not going to help us. We have to win it on merit, based on the work we put in at the end of the day.
“We have a very tough task of getting to this tournament. We played against a good Ghanaian side and Ivory Coast as well.
“Nothing has been easy for us. We take a difficult path and we will be ready to do that again,” he said.