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AWCON 2022: Seven Falcons hit camp for Lady Elephants

Seven players of the Super Falcons of Nigeria have reported in camp as the team prepares for the final stage qualification of the 14th Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON), against Lady Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire.

The Team’s media officer, Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu made this known, in a statement, in Lagos yesterday said that the team would be aiming to edge past the Lady Elephants, for a ticket to its 12th successive AWCON in Morocco later this year.

The 11th  time champions in 1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018 would play the Lady Elephants on Friday, February 18, at the newly refurbished MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

The second leg, on Wednesday, February 23, would take place at the Stade Robert Champroux, Abidjan.

Tobe-Chukwu said that the camp in Abuja was opened on Tuesday, February 2, with their first training session held on Wednesday.

 “The Super Falcons have started their quest to overcome the Lady Elephants of Ivory Coast for the final stage of the 2022 AWCON qualifiers in Morocco.

 “Camp officially opened on Tuesday in Abuja and we had our first training session on Wednesday with seven players.

 “The players in camp are: Gift Monday, FC Robo, Lagos; Grace Igboamalu, Juliet Bassey and Amanda Mbadim from Bayelsa Queens; Ayomide Ojo, Edo Queens and Christy Ohiaeriaku, Sunshine Stars,” she said.

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