Ikhana drops 3 players from Falcons’ camp
October 11, 2012 15:15
Abuja, Oct. 11, 2012 (NAN) Super Falcons Coach Kadiri Ikhana on Thursday dropped three players ahead of the African Women’s Championship (AWC), scheduled to hold from Oct. 28 to Nov. 11 in Equatorial Guinea.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the senior national women’s team, made up of 27 players has been sweating it out in their Abuja camp since Sept. 16.
Falcons Media Officer Chisom Mbonu in a statement said that the dropped players were two attackers and a defender.
``The dropped players were Sherifat Saheed and Shola Oyewusi, both attackers of Sunshine Queens and a defender Inneh Queens’ Chidiebere Maraihe,” Mbonu said.
NAN recalls that Ikhana had previously dropped three players, bringing the total number of players dropped to six, leaving 21 in camp.
The players dropped earlier, included: Fausat Olayiwola and Ijeome Emenike and Chiudo Ehiudo both of Inneh Queens.
Ikhana, according to the statement, encouraged the dropped players to keep on improving on their talent.
The statement added that the team still had four goalkeepers, including the captain, Precious Dede.
``This is good for us because the position of goalkeeper is a very key one, being our last defender,” the statement said.
NAN reports that the Falcons were drawn in Group B with Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia for the continental championship.
The Falcons at the 2010 edition of the competition defeated hosts South Africa 4-2 at the final to clinch the title. (NAN)