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Falcons' coach laments unavailability of overseas-based players

27 August 2015, 08:51

Abuja - Coach of Nigeria's Super Falcons, Chris Danjuma, has decried the unavailability of several of his key players with the start of the All Africa Games now just over a week away. 

Speaking to News24 at the team's camp in Abuja, Danjuma decried the unavailability of his overseas based players and revealed he is unsure if they would be available for the competition. 

"We don't have the services of our overseas based players, especially those that made the World Cup squad. 
"We have barely four days before we travel and no overseas based player is in sight and some of them even have games on the 29th and 30th of this month," Danjuma said. 

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Speaking further, the Falcons' interim coach added that any player who fails to join the team in Nigeria will not make the final squad to Congo. 

"I don't think there's any arrangement for any player to meet us in Congo. Any player that doesn't come here (Nigeria), won't make the final squad. 

"Most of the foreign clubs are only willing to release these players on the 9th or 10th of next month, by what time the All Africa Games will almost be over," he added.

- News24


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