Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Women Champions League, Bayelsa Queens forward, Mercy Itimi believes the team can go all the way after securing a place in the semi-final at the ongoing CAF Women’s Champions League in Morocco.
The top-flight side defeated Egypt’s Wadi Degla 3-0 on Sunday night to secure a berth in the semi-final.
The Nigerian champions started the competition on a disappointing note, going down to a 2-1 defeat against defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa before defeating TP Mazembe of Congo Democratic Republic 2-0 in their second game and kept another clean sheet against Wadi Degla.
They will now battle hosts AS FAR for a place in the final on Wednesday at the Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah, Rabat, Morocco.
AS FAR are unbeaten in the competition and will definitely be a tough nut to crack for Itimi and her teammates but 16-year-old forward is confident they have what it takes to beat the Moroccans as well as win the title.
Speaking to CAFOnline, Itimi reiterated her team’s desire to bring the cup to Nigeria.
“Fortunately, after our first outing, the coach cheered us up and cheered us up. They told us that we play better and are better than that.
“We must remain very vigilant. We have the advantage of knowing the identity of our next opponent (AS Far), it is a great team, but Bayelsa Queens are also a great team, she said.