Lagos - Super Falcons Assistant Coach, Ann Chiejine has
declared unequivocally that there would be no automatic jerseys in the team.
Ann stated that the team is shaping up with all home -based
players already in camp while the foreign -based players are expected.
"They are responding to training. Despite the fact that
we just started full training on Monday, I am very sure that within a little
time, they will be able to get there.
"Despite the fact that the league season has not been
on, I am happy about the response of the players to the training program. The
way they are putting everything they have into the training sessions, I feel
with time they will be able to get to where we want them to be."
The former Falcons’ number one opined that there is still
more than enough time before the team's qualifying matches to work with the
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"We have about a month before the first match in the
qualification series and with all that we are teaching them right now, they'll
be able to cope before that time."
She however sounded a note of warning to all players that
selection would be on merit as there would be no guarantees of starting shirts
no matter what past reputations they have.
"We spoke with the Head Coach and we all agreed to make
it an open contest. It's a new set of technical crew. No permanent jersey for
anybody. You'll have to come and fight for a jersey.
"We have twenty-seven home based players while we are
waiting for the professionals to come. So, when they come they'll have to fight
to get their jersey.
"This is why we are trying to see how we can blend the
young, the old and the new together," Chiejine concluded.For
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