S/Falcons tackle Eaglets in a test match




The Super Falcons will square up against the Golden Eaglets in a test match this morning in preparation for the double header against Cameroon and Rwanda.

The friendly will be played at the FIFA Goal project pitch Abuja by 7:30 o’clock, according to Falcons’ head coach, Edwin Okon.
“We decided to organise this friendly so that some of these girls will not think here is jamboree house. The friendly is a wake-up call that here is not where you will come relax, sleep, eat, get up and jump to training and then come back to camp.

“We are not thinking of the goals; we just want to see what we can do with the boys, because as we all know the boys are faster than the girls. We want to see how they can match up with the tempo of these boys.”
“Even if we play 30 or 40 minutes for each half, the friendly will be all encompassing because we will use it to train, screen and watch their pace,” he said.

Meanwhile, some of the invited players will not be available as a result of not being in the country and also for personal reasons.
Team co-ordinator, Henrietta Ukaigwe, said Rivers Angels’ attacker, Stella Mbachu, has asked to be excused. Goalkeeper Dikachi Uzor and attacker Tawa Ishola are in Qatar at the moment, while defender Osinachi Ohale has been given special permission by the coach to join the team this weekend as she went for trials in the United States.
All other players are in camp except Adejoke Ejalonibu and Miracle Ozubbu who have not communicated with the camp.

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