7 players axed from Falcons, more to go



Super Falcons technical crew has continued in their gradual process of elimination by substitution when on Wednesday seven players were asked to go for not measuring up to what is expected of them.
The seven players dropped are midfielders Joy Anthony Ajah, Lilian Tule, Edith Eduviere, Elizebeth Zirike, Chinyere Igboamalu,Humble Nelson and Abosede Torila.

Head coach, Edwin Okon, said there was no time to waste hence the need to quickly identify tournament materials.
“We have not asked seven of you to leave us because you are bad players. We are running against time now. So, there is the  need to prune the team down to sizeable number and concentrate on those who are giving us what we want at the moment.”

“Please, as you leave us continue to pray for the team because you all are part of this team,” Okon told the girls.
Indications have also emerged that more players who do not measure up will be asked to leave by next week.
Meanwhile, Lilian Tule, one of the axed players said she was grateful to the coaches for inviting her to the national camp for the very first time.
“I did not know I will be called to the camp of the Super Falcons this early in my career. I am happy and grateful for this opportunity to experience firsthand what being in camp is all about. I will continue to pray for the team to do well and win the Africa Women Championship (AWC) and also to make us proud at the world stage,” the Taraba Angels midfielder said.

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