A total of 29 players of Super Falcons are presently in camp sweating it out as the team looks to confront Equatorial Guinea in this weekend’s 2016 Olympics qualifying match.
Since the camp resumed early this month, following elimination at the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the team has played two test matches, the first being a 4-0 drubbing of Capital City Doves at the FIFA Goal Project and a 1-1 draw against an U-20 boys’ team, Santos Soccer Academy, at the main bowl of the Abuja National Stadium. The team has trained twice daily and has moved their training to the main bowl of the National Stadium in order to get used to the turf where the match will be played.
Coach of the team, Christopher Danjuma, revealed that training has been cut to once-a-day from Wednesday as the team rounds off preparation for the match.
Enthusiastic Skipper of the team, Evelyn Nwabuoku, said the team is set to make up for missing the past edition of the Women’s Football Tournament of the Olympics, in London three years ago.
“We know Equatorial Guinea is a very good side but on our part, we have resolved to qualify because the last time Nigeria did not make it for the Olympics. We want to correct our mistakes by being at the Olympics.
“Hearing the Equatorial Guinea girls say they know us does not make us fear. If they say they know us, we also know them, that’s not a problem for us. All I want to tell Nigerians is that victory is sure because we will make them smile come Saturday,” Evelyn concluded.
The players in camp are:
Evelyn Nwabuoku, Josephine Chukwunonye, Precious Dede, Tochukwu Oluehi, Ngozi Okobi, Ibubeleye Whyte, Osarenoma Igbinovia, Charity John, Mercy Amanze, Chisom Henry, Ngozi Ebere, Onyinyechi Ohadugha, Desire Oparanozie, Osinachi Ohale, Joy Jegede, Cecilia Nku, Gladys Akpa, Alheri Jummai Ayuba, Ginika Ikeh, Blessing Edoho, Mariam Ibrahim, Sherifat Sahid, Winifred Eyobhoria, Francisca Ordega , Halimat Ayinde, Ebere Okoye, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Loveth Ayila and Chioma Wogu.