Nigeria’s senior women football team, Super Falcons will be up against the country’s U-17 male football team in a test match on Friday morning in preparation for their double header against Cameroon and Rwanda.
Falcons’ Head Coach, Edwin Okon said the friendly will be played at the FIFA Goal project pitch of the Abuja National Stadium at 7:30 am.
“We decided to organise this friendly so that some of these girls will not think here is jamboree house.The friendly is a wake up call that here is not where you will come relax,sleep,eat, get up and jump to training and then come back to camp.
“We are not thinking of the goals,we just want to see what we will do with the boys, because as we all know the boys are faster than the girls. We want to see how they can match up with the tempo of these boys.
“Even if we play 30 or 40 minutes for each half, the friendly will be all encompassing because we will use it to train, screen and watch their pace,” he said.
Meanwhile, some of the invited players will not make it to camp.
Team co-ordinator; Henrietta Ukaigwe said Rivers Angels attacker; Stella Mbachu has asked to be excused while goal keeper Dikachi Uzor and attacker Tawa Ishola are in Qatar at the moment.
Ukaigwe added that defender Osinachi Ohale has been given special permission by the coach to join the team this weekend as she went for trials in the United States.
All other players are in camp except Adejoke Ejalonibu and Miracle Ozubbu who have not communicated with the camp.