.For AWC Battle with Rwanda –
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has given approval to Super Falcons Coach Edwin Okon to beef up the team up with the invitation of eight foreign-based professional players ahead of the African Women Championship, AWC, qualifier against Rwanda.
Team administrator, Ruth David disclosed that letters of invitation have been sent to the clubs of the eight players listed by the coach for the 24 May date with Rwanda.
She explained that all invited players are expected to report at the Abuja camp of the Super Falcons on 13 May to enable them have a minimum of five days training with the other players before picking a squad that will play Rwanda.
The players invited are Perpetua Nkwocha (Sunnana SK,Sweden), Sarah Micheal (KIF Orebro, Sweden), Francisca Ordega (Pitea IF,Sweden), Onome Ebi (Minsk FC,Belarus), Osinachi Ohale (Houston Dash, United States), Faith Ikidi (Pitea IF, Sweden), Desire Oparanozie (Atasehir Belediyespor, Turkey) and Helen Ukaonu (Sunnana SK, Sweden).
The foreign-based players are to join the 24 home based players who have been in camp for close to one month in Abuja.
Coach Edwin Okon insists that all the foreign-based players must report early enough to ascertain their fitness level, adding that only the players who are able to prove themselves would face Rwanda.
The match against the female Amavubi of Rwanda will take place in the weekend of 23-25 May.