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Injured Falconets' striker back in action

20 July 2012, 11:31

Abuja -  The national U-20 Women's team striker, Francisca Ordega, who has been injured has resumed training, the club said in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

The team's Media Officer,  Ejiro Babafemi, said in the statement that the player who had been down with an Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the left knee (ACC) returned to training on Wednesday.

The statement explained that Ordega  picked up the injury before the team reported to camp on July 1 but that she had been certified fit by the team's medical personnel.

It quoted the player as saying: ''It is good to be back, you can imagine how it feels when you sit out and watch your team mates train".

It said that Ordega noted that she was now looking forward to  the Women's World Cup in Japan next month.

"Well, you can expect a lot in terms of excitement, good football and serious competition among the different teams.

"However, as a team, ours is to ensure it is collective success,'' the statement said.

Ordega was part of the U-17 women's team that was knocked out by Korea Republic in the quarter-finals of the 2010 Women's World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.

She was Falconets leading scorer during the Africa qualifying series with four goals.



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