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Perpetua, others hit Falcons’ camp
SUPER Falcons' camp recieved a boost ahead of tomorrow's second leg CAF African Women Championship (AWC) qualifiers as four Europe-based players led by Perpetua Nkwocha joined the team.
Nkwocha led the arrival of the other three players - Rita Chikwelu, Helen Ukaonu and Faith Ikidi, all based in Sweden.
Ukaonu, a former U-20 stalwart has been invited for the first time under new coach Kadiri Ikhana and she praised the team for the first-leg 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe.
“In Zimbabwe the girls did a great job to come home with that 2-0 victory and it is great that we didn’t concede a goal,” Ukaonu said.
“With all due respect to Zimbabwe, I do not think they will come to our country and overpower us. We are prepared for the game and I can assure Nigerians that we will be in Equatorial Guinea to defend our title,” she added.
Another of the invited players is Faith Ikidi, and she is also in camp for the first time under Coach Ikhana was excited about the invitation and plans to stake a claim to a permanent shirt in the team.
“I am very excited to be in the team and play for my country, and I want to thank Coach Ikhana for giving me this chance to come and show myself,” Ikidi, who also plays for Pitea IF in Sweden, said.
“All I want to do is to play well with the team, the way the coach wants me to play, and motivate my teammates.”
“We need our best hands on Saturday and that is exactly what the coach has put together. We have lots of talented players and that is amazing. We also have a lot of upcoming players. It will be good to play with them. They can learn from me and I can learn from them too,” she added.
The team trained on Wednesday afternoon at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, where they are scheduled to play Zimbabwe and South Africa in a friendly match later this month.
Osinachi Ohale, reliable Falcons defender will miss the second leg because of a suspension. She got a two-match suspension after she was sent off in a 2012 Olympic Games qualifier in Cameroon in October 2011.
There are 24 players in camp but the foreign-based players are expected to return to their clubs after the game against Zimbabwe, leaving 20 players for the friendly match against the Banyana Banyana of South AfricaShare
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