The senior national women team, the Super Falcons, will not go on Easter break, neither will the players be released for this weekend matches for their respective clubs.
Chief coach of the Falcons, Edwin Okon, who disclosed this said that there were still much to do that no one could risk allowing the players to go on Easter break with an international friendly game coming up on April 29.
“There will be no Easter break for any one of us. We shall all do the Easter on the pitch because we want to focus on the matches ahead of us. No player will be released to their club nor be allowed to go on any break.
“We would perhaps only go on break after the friendly match against Cameroon. We hope to use the Easter break to strategize and perfect plans for the matches ahead,” stated the Rivers Angels’ coach
He expressed joy at the response of the girls to training over the past three weeks, pointing out that having screened and assessed the players over a period of time, he was now in a position to pick the quality ones then settle down to blending and tactics.
The former national U-20 coach stated that he was elated that the team were gradually taking shape, adding by the time they square up with the Indomitable Lionesses he would know how far they have progressed.
“I promised Nigerians that I will build a new Super Falcons and that is why I am happy that we have to play Cameroon before taking on Rwanda in African Women championship (AWC) qualifier. The match will be used to see how they fit into match situations, team work and coordination,” he said.
The coach said the team would appreciate it if the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ould arrange some more friendly matches for the Super Falcons ahead of the match with Rwanda.
Meanwhile, all the players who were released to play for their respective club assignments last week returned to camp on schedule and this drew commendations from coach Okon who said: “My happiness is that none of them came back with injuries.”No tags for this post.