Abuja - The senior national women team, Super Falcons will
not go on Easter break, neither will the players be released for this weekend
matches at their respective clubs.
Chief Coach of the Falcons, Edwin Okon who disclosed this
said that there are still much to do that they cannot risk allowing the players
to go on Easter break with an international friendly game coming up on April
"There will be no Easter break for any one of us. We
shall all do the Easter on the pitch because we want to focus on the matches
ahead of us. No player will be released to their club nor be allowed to go on break.”
"We would perhaps only go on break after the friendly
match against Cameroon. We hope to use the Easter break to strategize and
perfect plans for the matches ahead", stated the Rivers Angel coach.
He expressed joy at the response of the girls to training
over the past three weeks pointing out that having screened and assessed the
players over a period, he is now in a position to pick the quality ones then
settle down to blending and tactics.
The former national under-20 coach said he is elated that
the team is gradually taking shape, adding by the time they square up with the
Indomitable Lioness he would know how far they have progressed.
"I promised Nigerians that I will build a new Super
Falcons and that is why I am happy that we have to play Cameroon before taking
on Rwanda in African Women championship (AWC) qualifier. The match will be used
to see how they fit into match situations, team work and coordination", he
The ebony hued coach said the team would appreciate it if
the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) can arranged some more friendly matches
for the Super Falcons ahead of the match with Rwanda.
Meanwhile all the players who were released to play for
their respective clubs last week returned to camp on schedule and this drew
commendations from coach Okon who said "My happiness is that none of them
came back with injury."
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