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Falconets preparing hard for Liberia test

26 June 2015, 09:32

Abuja - The Falconets was officially opened on Tuesday 23rd June as the girls began preparation for the 2016 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers against Liberia.

As at the time of filing this report on Thursday night, more than 31 players trained at the FIFA Goal Project Technical Centre.

The girls were put through conditional training and tactical drills.

Head coach of the team, Peter Dedevbo, has therefore revealed that equal opportunities will be given to players to fight for shirts.

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Devevbo, said the next two days would be used to ascertain the fitness level and condition of the invited girls, adding it was necessary to fortify the team in view of the challenges expected in future assignments.

The Falconets finished runners up in the 2014 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Canada losing 1-0 to Germany at extra-time.

The team is made up of some 2014 U20 squad members and the U17 side that prosecuted Costa Rica 2014.

The Falconets will begin its quest for a place at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against Liberia next month.

Liberia got past Sierra Leone for the right to face Nigeria.

The 2016 Women's U20 World Cup finals will be held in Papua New Guinea.

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