The African Champions arrived Saturday aboard a chartered aircraft about 11am Vancouver time, which is 7pm Nigerian time. They then had 30 minutes drive from the airport to their Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, the same hotel where the U.S. team is lodged.
On arrival, the coaches told the girls that they have no option other than to pick all three points to stand a chance of qualifying from the group.
“Let’s put the defeat against Australia behind us and be focused on picking the maximum points against USA. We can do it only if we believe. This is our last chance of qualifying from the group and we have to make it count,” Okon said.
Later in the day, the team had a light training from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and will train twice on Sunday as they add finishing touches to their tactics for the game against the United States.