Falcons Coach Okon Invites Eight Foreign-Based Pros for Rwanda

Nigeria’s senior national women’s team coach, Edwin Okon, have called up eight overseas-based professionals for a 2014 African Women’s Championship (AWC) qualifier against Rwanda on May 24.

Team administrator, Ruth David, says invitation notices have been distributed to various clubs of the foreign based pros.

The invited professionals are expected to join the 24 home-based players, who have been in camp for close to one month in Abuja.

Perpetua Nkwocha Leads the Names Of Seven Foreign-Based Professionals Invited for Rwanda Qualifiers.
Perpetua Nkwocha Leads the Names Of Seven Foreign-Based Professionals Invited for Rwanda Qualifiers.

David explained that invited players are to report at the Super Falcons camp on May 13 to enable them have a minimum of five days training with the other players before the naming of the squad for the crucial qualifying match.

Coach Okon has stressed that players who could justify their fitness and form would only be considered for the game.

Sweden-based Perpetua Nkowcha leads the name of invited players. Others are: Onome Ebi (Minsk FC, Belarus), Faith Ikidi (Pitea IF, Sweden), Sarah Michael (KIF Orebro, Sweden), Helen Ukaonu (Sunnana SK, Sweden), Francisca Ordega (Pitea IF, Sweden), Osinachi Ohale (Houston Dash, United States) and Desire Oparanozie (Atasehir Balediyespor, Turkey)