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NFF invites eight foreign pros for Rwanda clash

02 May 2014, 10:50Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has given approval to Super Falcons Coach Edwin Okon to beef the team up with the invitation of eight foreign based professionals players ahead of the African Women Championship (AWC) qualifier against Rwanda.

Team administrator, Ruth David disclosed that letters of invitation have been sent to the clubs of all the players listed by the coach for the May 24 date with Rwanda.

She explained that all the invited players are expected to report at the Abuja camp of the Super Falcons on May 13 to enable them have a minimum of five days training with the other players before picking a squad that will play Rwanda.

The players invited are Perpetua Nkwocha (Sunnana SK,Sweden), Sarah Micheal (KIF Orebro,Sweden), Francisca Ordega (Pitea IF,Sweden), Onome Ebi (Minsk FC,Belarus),  Osinachi Ohale (Houston Dash,United States), Faith Ikidi (Pitea IF,Sweden), Desire Oparanozie (Atasehir Belediyespor,Turkey) and Helen Ukaonu (Sunnana SK,Sweden).

The foreign based players are to join the 24 home based players who have been in camp for close to one month in Abuja.

Coach Edwin Okon insists that all the foreign based players must report early enough to ascertain their fitness level adding that only players who are able to prove themselves would face Rwanda.

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