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Falcons’ Trio Out of Crucial Olympic Qualifier

By Tosin Omijola
Super Falcons trio, Francisca Ordega, Josephine Chukwunonye and Onome Ebi will not be available for the 2016 Olympic clash against the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea.
Falcons will be the guests of the two-time African champions in the reverse fixture clash on Sunday in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
The first fixture clash in Nigeria ended one goal apiece on Saturday at the Abuja National Stadium.
Falcons head coach, Christopher Danjuma said the overseas clubs of the trio offered to release the players for the crucial Olympic assignment on the Fifa free window date on Saturday, August 01.
“Chukwunonye, Ebi and Ordega will not partake in the return leg of the Olympic qualifier against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday in Bata.
“Their clubs offered to release them for the Olympic assignment on Saturday which is the Fifa free window for a match billed for the next day.
“Right now any player who is not in camp by the end of today (Tuesday) is completely ruled out from the clash.
“However, we have the likes of Desire Oparanozie, Evelyn Nwabuoku and Ngozi Okobi ready for the all important game.
“Of course, Asisat Oshoala is still injured and won’t play any role in the encounter.
“That’s aside we are doing our very best believing in God to go there and pull some surprises.
“Nigerian teams usually bring out their best whenever they have their back to the wall.
“The never-say-die mentality will certainly see us through, we have even resolved to spill blood on the field of play if need be to achieve the desired result.
“I can assure you that if there is anything like 200% work rate we are ready to give that to ensure we scale the hurdle in Bata and claim the Olympic ticket,” said the former Plateau United to supersport.com.
The aggregate winners will pick instant ticket for the women’s football event of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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