Team will face Sierra Leone in first leg of qualifiers
The Super Falcons will resume camp on January 13 ahead of the 2014 African Women Championship, AWC, qualifiers, the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF’s Director of Competition, Sanusi Mohammed, said on Thursday in Abuja
Nigeria is one of the 25 teams participating in the qualifiers. The top three teams from the 2012 edition of the competition, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Cameroon, have already moved to the second round.
Nigeria will face Sierra Leone on February 14 in the first leg of the preliminary round in Abuja. They will visit Sierra Leone for the return leg on February 29.
“The Super Falcons will resume camping on January 13 for the 2014 AWC qualifiers against Sierra Leone with 30 players. We are allowing them to resume this early so that they will have at least one month to prepare for the matches,” Mr. Mohammed said.
He expressed optimism that the team would have a successful outing.
“I believe that they will do well by the time they resume camping because they have been together for a while now. Thank God that they played two friendly matches against Japan, so the coach would have known the strength of the players,” he said.
The 2014 AWC will hold in Namibia from October 11 to 25 with eight teams.
The top three teams in the competition will automatically qualify to represent Africa in the 2015 Women World Cup in Canada.
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