Super Falcons off to Cameroon


Nigeria’s Women National Team, the Super Falcons, will fly out of the country on Thursday morning for Saturday’s London 2012 Olympics Women’s Football Tournament final qualifier against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses.

The fixture is delicately poised after the Falcons could only edge their opponents 2-1 in the first leg played at the National Stadium, Abuja in August.

Both teams were to have squared off in the return leg last month but Cameroon appealed to Nigeria through world football-governing body, FIFA as their women’s team was involved in the 10th All-Africa Games in Mozambique.

Africa has two slots at the Women’s Football Tournament of the London 2012 Olympics, and one has been grabbed by South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, which edged Ethiopia in the other final qualifying fixture.

The delegation of 20 players and 11 technical officials will be led by the NFF’s Director of Technical, Emmanuel Ikpeme.

NFF President Aminu Maigari will join the contingent on Friday.

On Tuesday, Head Coach Eucharia Uche picked 20 players she believes will fly the country’s flag high inside the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Nigeria Football Federation has promised the players double of their normal win-bonus, in order to ginger them to go all out and get a win in Yaounde.

PLAYERS ON THE TRIP:
Precious Dede, Tochukwu Oluehi, Helen Ukaonu, Rita Chikwelu, Perpetua Nkwocha (In pic), Faith Ikidi, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Francesca Ordega, Uchechi Sunday, Desire Oparanozie, Ebere Orji, Rose Umeh, Amenze Aighewi, Gloria Ofoegbu, Asisat Oshoala, Augusta Egwim, Glory Iroka, Cecilia Nku, Martina Ohadugha
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