The American based star has backed her Super Falcons mates to sink Bassouare Diaby’s ladies in the AWCON qualifier in Dakar on Friday
Western New York Flash midfielder Halimatu Ayinde believes the quality and high spirit in the Super Falcons will help them see off Senegal in Friday’s first leg, final qualifying round against Senegal in Dakar.
The 20-year-old was one of 40 players invited by Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi for the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier as the Super Falcons engage the Terranga Lionesses at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor.
When contacted over her absence from the Super Falcons squad, Ayinde explained it was not her intentions but due to communication hitches and expressed disappointment for missing out.
“I’m very confident we (Super Falcons) will beat Senegal. Without me, I still think we have great quality players and high spirit in camp,” Ayinde told Goal.
She added: “It’s sad! I could not make the team for Senegal but It was not my fault If not for some poor communication between my club and the NFF.”
On her club career, Ayinde acknowledged struggling in her first season but insists she has fully adjusted to life in New York and eager to impress at Flash in the upcoming season.
The former Delta Queens midfielder who was retained by the American scored in her side’s 3-0 pre-season win against University of Vermont team last Sunday ahead of National Women’s Soccer League.
“I’m doing well here with my club. I happy scoring too in preseason and very hungry to make my presence count in the new season,” she said.