9th June, 2014
The national senior female football team, the Super Falcons, on Sunday 8 June took a break, after qualifying for the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia.
A statement from the team’s Media Officer, Gracious Akujobi, in Abuja said breaking of camp till further notice followed a directive from the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).
NAN reports that the Super Falcons booked their place in the competition after thrashing their Rwanda counterparts 12-1 on aggregate.
They had beaten the She-Amavubis 4-1 in Gisenyi on May 24, before putting the icing on the cake with an 8-0 win in Kaduna on Saturday for a 12-1 aggregate.
The statement quoted the team’s head coach, Edwin Okon, as saying the players should work harder in their respective clubs to earn an invitation to the team’s next camping programme.
He added that the team would likely regroup after the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil in July.
“As you return to your clubs, I want you all to keep your heads cool and don’t allow this little success and money get into your heads.
“I will be monitoring you to ensure that you maintain your fitness and form.
“I will not invite any player who falls below expectations as we regroup,” Okon said.
The 2014 AWC is scheduled to hold in Namibia from 11-25 October.