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Published On: Mon, Jun 2nd, 2014

Falcons head to Kaduna for Rwanda clash

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By Albert Akota

The Super Falcons will leave for Kaduna on Wednesday morning to continue their preparations for the second leg tie of the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) qualifier against Rwanda.

The national senior women football team’s Media Officer, Gracious Akujobi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

The Falcons are to host their Rwandese counterparts at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday, June 7.

Nigeria have who won the AWC six times in the past eight editions and hold a 4-1 advantage from the away first leg game in Gisenyi about a week ago.

They will qualify for the 9th AWC if they avoid a heavy defeat against the She Amavubi of Rwanda.

Akujobi quoted the team’s Administrator, Ruth David, as saying that the team’s itinerary said the Falcons would train at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium pitch before the game.

She also quoted team head coach Edwin Okon as saying the Falcons would train hard to get used to the stadium’s grass pitch.

“This is because they have been training on an astro turf in Abuja in the past two months,’’ Okon said.

The coach was also quoted as saying his players would take on the She Amavubi as if their whole lives depended on the game.

“We won’t be over-confident when we play them. We will not be complacent,’’ he said.

 

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