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Falconets stranded in Abuja

09 July 2014, 15:32Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria’s national U20 Women’s team, Falconets are still stranded in Abuja, contrary to reports that they have traveled to Canada ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Media Officer of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Ademola Olajire said in a press release on Monday that the team had jetted out of the country for a 24-day training camp in Canada.

Part of the statement read: “A delegation of 24 players and 11 officials, led by NFF Chief Technical Officer, Siji Lagunju, flew aboard a Lufthansa Airline airplane from Abuja to Frankfurt, from where it would connect another flight to Moncton, Canada.”

But News24 Nigeria can authoritatively report that the team is still in the country.

One of the players who spoke on condition of anonymity said they are still stranded in Abuja.

“We are still in Abuja, which is why you could get me on this (local) number.”

She, however refused to give further information.

FIFA reportedly threatened to ban Nigeria on Tuesday following the dissolution of the Aminu Maigari led executive board of the NFF after the Super Eagles crashed out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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