Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Europe Based Super Falcons Set To Arrive on August,23

Umea IK's Rita Chikwelu
Super Falcons coach Eucharia Uche has disclosed that her foreign invitees for the August 28 London 2012 Olympic Games qualifier will arrive the country on August 23.

Uche who are currently perfecting tactics with the domestic players in Abuja on how to undo the Cameroonian Indomitable Lionesses in the crucial tie had early given the Europe based players August 18 to join the camp.

The foreign legions invited for the crucial game are veteran forward and reigning African footballer of the year Perpetua Nkwocha, Faith Ikidi, Onome Ebi, Helen Ukaonu, Rita Chikwelu and Emueje Ogbiaagbevba.

On what necessitated the change on the arrival date for the foreign based players, the former Nigerian forward told that the new date was the time their respective clubs agreed to release them for the national assignment.

“No, they are no more arriving on August 18; they are now expected to arrive on August 23 that is the date their clubs agreed to release them due to club’s engagements.

“We hope on the agreed date the players will arrive in the country so that we can tidy up on our preparations for the game against Cameroon.”

Uche who guided the reigning African champions at the just concluded Fifa Women’s World Cup in Germany is upbeat that her wards will win the contest for the London 2012 Olympics ticket at the expense of Cameroon.

“The domestic players are doing very well in camp, they have continued to improve and impress too.

“The way they are going about the business Cameroon will not escape thorough beating.

“Of course, we appreciate the nation’s concern, we cannot afford to fail them again,” she said.

By Humphrey Njoku

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