Arsenal Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala has claimed that the Super Falcons are not under any pressure to win a tenth African Women's Cup of Nations title as the 2016 edition kicks off in Cameroon in November.
The Super Falcons won a record ninth title in Windhoek, Namibia in 2014, the year Nigeria star Oshoala was named the African Women's Footballer of the Year.
"We are currently rebuilding a new team under a new coach and I believe we're more like the underdogs going into the tournament, which makes us more free to express ourselves on the pitch," Oshoala, 22, told newsmen.
"The coach is gradually instilling her ideas on the team and I'm confident we will not disappoint."
The 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals hold from 19 November to 3 December in Cameroon.
Nigeria will play Ghana, Kenya and Mali in Group B.