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Super Falcons midfielder gets visa date ahead Spirit move

29 June 2015, 15:29

Lagos - Super Falcons midfielder Ngozi Okobi’s move to US Women’s Soccer League side, The Washington Spirits has taken a step closer as the player have been given an interview date with the American embassy in Abuja.

The 21-year old was last week announced by the Spirits as their latest recruit, ‘pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC)’.

And the Delta Queens midfielder has revealed she has been given a July 6 date, which is on Monday, for interviews at the American embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Also read: Okobi delighted to join Washington Spirits

“I have been given July 6 as the date for my visa application interview at the American embassy and after then I will go to join my team,” she said.

“I have been there before (America) and I believe I will get it (visa) so I’m just looking forward to returning there and joining my new team,” she added.

If the move goes through, Okobi will swell the soaring list of Nigerian female footballers abroad.

She is also expected to be joined by Super Falcons teammate, Josephine Chukwunonye, and they will both team up with another Falcon, Francesca Ordega, who the joined the Spirits earlier in the year.

-Soccer Laduma

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