2020 Olympics Qualifier: Dennerby Drop 9 Players, Team Depart For Algeria Saturday

Head Coach of Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby has dropped 9 out of 27 home based players that have been in camp in preparation for the 2020 Olympic qualifiers match against Algeria billed for Wednesday The delegation of senior women national team, Super Falcons to next will depart the country on Saturday

Dennerby has already submitted a list of 18 home –based professionals who will battle against the Algerians, following the inability of foreign –based players to make the trip due to various engagements with their clubs.

The team is expected to fly aboard Turkish Airline to Istanbul while connect to Algiers from Turkey’s commercial and economic capital.

In a telephone chat with Sportsday yesterday, Thomas Dennerby confirmed that “I will be leaving for Algeria with only 18 home base players. The need of foreign based once is not important because this is our first leg but hopefully I will need them in a return leg which will be played in Lagos in a fourth night,” he said.

“i have a good team and I believe we will do well in Algeria my major concern is the return leg,” he added.

However, World Football –Governing body, FIFA, has appointed officials from Mali to take charge of the match, which the Algeria Football Federation has scheduled for Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida outside Algeria, to kick off at 7pm Algeria time on Wednesday, 28th August.

Teneba Bagayoko will be holding the Center, with her compatriots Mariam Coulibaly assistant referee 1 and Djeneba Dembélé assistant referee 2will also be on duty while the fourth official will be Dorsaf Ganouati from Tunisia while Mana Dzodope from Togo will serve as referee assessor and Oumou Kane from Mauritania will be the match commissioner.

For the return leg in Nigeria, which the Nigeria Football Federation has scheduled for the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, starting from 4pm, FIFA has appointed Zomadre Kore from Cote d’Ivoire to be the Center referee.

Her compatriots Lou Ta (assistant referee 1), Denise Akoua (assistant referee 2) and Fatoumata Kra (fourth official) will join her on the assignment. Ghanaian Emmanuella Aglago will serve as referee assessor and Cameroonian Souadatou Kalkaba will also be match commissioner.



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