The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) First Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has said that the federation is happy to have secured a conducive camp site in Epe for Super Falcons to prepare for the 11th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Speaking on Saturday at a lunch party organised for the team by the management of Atlantic Hall School, owners of the Falcons’ training ground in Epe, he commended the school for the kind gesture shown to the reigning African Champions
Akinwunmi who represented the NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick at the occasion however said that the Super Falcons will soon be world champions and called for support for the team.
In his own speech the Lagos State Sports Commission Chairman, Dr. Kweku Tandoh thanked the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for graciously agreeing that his government hosts the Super Falcons at request of the NFF President.
He promised that Lagos state will continue to support a good course any time it is called upon.
Responding, Falcons Technical Adviser, Thomas Dennerby expressed the gratitude of the entire players, coaches and backroom staff for the great honour done to them by Atlantic Hall School.
Stand-in captain, Rita Chikwelu also thanked their host and promised that Super Falcons will go to AWCON in Ghana to do Nigeria and Nigerians proud.
The Super Falcons Departed their camp Jubile Chatlet And Resort on Monday to further their camping in Abidjon for more eight days before setting out for the main competition in Cape coast Ghana. The team left with 23 player to Abidjan which two more players will be dropped for the final 21 man list for the tournament. All invited players are in camp now.
Super Falcons will open their defending spree with arch rival Bayana Bayana on Sunday 18th of November 2018 in Cape Coast Ghana when the Total Africa Women’s Cup of Nation start proper.