Home Falcons set for All Africa Games


Super Falcons interim head coach, Chris Danjuma has said his match plan is 100% with the domestic players for the upcoming All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.

The African champions are expected to open their title account against hosts, Congo on September 06.

Danjuma said the signal from the overseas players is a bit uncomfortable and worrisome few days to the commencement of the quadrennial women’s football event in Congo.

“Right now we are concentrating on the players at home, they are the ones we are 100% certain to prosecute our matches in Brazzaville, Congo. And I want to report that their responses for the challenges ahead have been encouraging and wonderful.

“We have told them in no uncertain term that Super Falcons have already set a standard in top championships.

“We are charging them to go to Brazzaville, Congo to carve an everlasting niche for themselves. The responses from the overseas players are not encouraging as their clubs are giving us dates for their release around September 09 and 12.

“That’s quite funny maybe they are cashing in on the fact that the All Africa Games is not captured on FIFA calendar. However, hopefully we are expecting the captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Onome Ebi and Esther Sunday on Saturday.

“We are not however banking on that until we see them in camp or any other player outside the shores of the country,” said Danjuma to supersport.com.

Falcons will campaign for qualification to the semis in Group A together with the hosts, Congo, Tanzania and Ivory Coast.

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Team Nigeria is expected to depart the shores of the country to Brazzaville, Congo on August 30 or 31.

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