Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

The coach made this known in a conference ahead of the team’s game against Zambia on Wednesday at the ongoing 2018 AWCON in Ghana.

After an unconvincing performance in their 1-0 loss to Banyana Banyana of South Africa in their Group B opener on Sunday, the defending champions hope for a victory against the She-polopolo, who thrashed Equatorial Guniea 5-0 in their first game.

Meanwhile, the Super Falcons will be hard pressed to beat a rampant Zambia, who have been fortified with the return of star striker Babara Banda, at the Cape Coast stadium, on Wednesday.

The She-polopolo of Zambia, on the other hand, dismantled Equatorial Guinea 5-0 on Sunday even after they lost a penalty and will be boosted with the return of Banda, who was suspended for that game.