Morocco 2022: Falcons’ Rabat pre-tournament camp cancelled

Coach Waldrum and Falcons

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have adjusted the itinerary of senior women’s football outfit, Super Falcons as the team’s scheduled pre-tournament camp in Rabat, Morocco has been cancelled.

The team was earlier scheduled to have a two-week intensive training camp in Rabat before the start of
12th Women Africa Cup of Nations WAFCON holding in Morocco from July 2 to 23 just as the Head Coach Randy Waldrum released a list of 35 players for the trip.

But a combination of logistics and late arrival of players to the first phase of camp in Abuja have made the Rabat camp unrealistic.

Already, all the invited players including those who were given permission by Waldrum to meet the team in Morocco have been asked to hit Abuja as soon as possible.

As at the time of this report, two late invitees, Anam Imo and Ngozi Okobi-Okoghene who are based in Sweden were said to be airborne heading back home to join the camp.

Prompt News can authoritatively report that Imo and Okobi-Okoghene were invited lately by Super Falcons gaffer to replace China-based former captain, Desire Oparanozie and former junior international striker, Chinwendu Ihezuo who were in the first list of 35 players invited for the Rabat camp.

Also, Prompt News has exclusively gathered that the Super Falcons will now leave from Abuja to their Rabat Center few days to the July 2 kick off date of the biggest women’s football fiesta in Africa this year.

While training in Abuja, the players are expected to undergo the compulsory pre-competition comprehensive medical examination in Nigeria as demanded by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Medical Commission.

The results of the medical examination will be forwarded to CAF in two days time just as the Nigerian delegation will not leave earlier than middle of next week.

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