.Coach Okon Ready For Cameroon Friendly –
Nigeria Senior women team, the Super Falcons have open camp in Abuja as they begin preparation for the 2014 Africa Women Championship, AWC, in Namibia.
Coach Edwin Okon called up 34 players for the camp/screening exercise as he said the screening will be elimination by substitution to get the required and needed players for the team.
Coach Okon said he is happy to be playing Cameroon before the AWC qualifier against Rwanda as this will help him and his technical crew access the players better.
“Nigeria has so many players and we have replacement for whoever is not up to our standard. This is just the beginning of the camp and everything is ok”.
“I like it that we are playing Cameroon because my disciples will be ever ready. We are just like boys scout and Brigade, we are ever ready. Though I heard that the Cameroonians have been in camp since December but that is not a problem. We will try our best and use the match to screen players too”, Okon stated.
Meanwhile, only 20 players participated in the team’s first and only training on Wednesday morning, as the rest of the players will arrive camp on Wednesday evening.
The players called up are:
Goalkeepers :Precious Dede,Tochi Oluehi,Ibubeleye White,Charity John,Dikachi Uzor.
Defenders :Josephine Chukwunonye, Maria Nwoko, Osinachi Ohale, Gloria Ofoegbu, Ngozi Ebere, Blessing Edoho, Ayomide Ojo, Alani Aminat, Mariam Ibrahim and Joy Anthony Ajah.
Midfielders : Onyinyechi Ohadugha, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Edith Eduviere, Kafayat Ajani, Jane David, Adejoke Ejalonibu and Rachel Akpojortor.
Strikers : Esther Sunday, Yetunde Aluko, Ngozi Okobi, Tawa Ishola, Elizebeth Zirike, Abosede Oluwakemi, Gloria Ogbonna, Cecilia Nku, Humble Nelson, Miracle Ozubbu, Stella Mbachu and Chinyere Igboamalu.