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AWCON 2018: Super Falcons Not Abandoned Says NFF


– Kits to arrive Abidjan tomorrow

Barely ten days to the start of Africa’s biggest women football competition the Total Africa Women Cup of Nations, defending champions Super falcons of Nigeria yesterday departed their Lagos camp in Epe for an eight day final phase of training in Abidjan.

Pictures of the team all dressed in mufti as they left the shores of the country drew the attention of followers of the game.

Reactions of negligence on the part of the NFF as regards female football in the country with comparison to the male teams occupied a large chunk of complains on social media.

Reacting to this, NFF General Secretary Dr Mohammed Sanusi insists there’s no cause for alarm.

“It will be wrong for anybody to say that the Super Falcons have been abandoned especially those who have seen where they camped in Lagos. Those who saw their training will attest to the fact that they trained in the Nigerian Jersey so it will be very wrong of anybody to say they have been abandoned”.n

“On the issue of what they are going to use in camp,by tomorrow the head of technical is going to take kits to them because the kits were at the port and they have been cleared so we are going to take it to them”. Sanusi added.

Meanwhile Head Coach of the side Thomas Dennerby on Wednesday named his final 21-man squad leaving out Nasarawa Amazon defender Ugochi Emenayo and midfielder Ogonna Chukwudi of Krstianstand DFF, Sweden.

Nigeria take on South Africa on November 18, before matches against Zambia and Equatoria Guinea which replace Kenya  in Cape Coast.

Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in the city of Accra.

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