Abuja - Ahead of next month's FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in
Papua New Guinea, Falconets players have done their Pre- Competition Medical
The technical crew led by Coach Peter Dedevbo cancelled
training sessions for the day to ensure that the 29 players in camp made
themselves available to the medical team for examinations and physical fitness
Team Doctor, Jane Orizu explained that the exercise that
includes cardiovascular, abdominal and muscular skeletal investigations is
mandatory and are FIFA –specified tests to be conducted on every player before
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"The Pre- Competition Medical Assessment is a complete
physical examination of the players. It is part of the routine medical
examinations and tests that the players must undergo in order to be eligible
for the competition. The importance of the whole exercise is to identify
potentially significant medical conditions that might make playing football
dangerous for the players.
"Basically, we want to ensure that we are taking along
only healthy players to the World Cup, so that we don't have hitches during the
competition. Everything we are doing is in line with the medical standards and
procedures as specified by FIFA,” Dr. Orizu assured.
The 2016 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup kicks off on November 13
in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Nigeria’s Falconets will tackle Japan, Canada
and Spain in the group phase.
that Falconets goal –poacher, Chinwendu Ihezuo, has joined her team –mates for
training sessions in Abuja as preparations hot up for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women's
World Cup in Papua New Guinea.For
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