Nigeria U-20 Women football team, Falconets arrived Canada 12.15 am on Sunday for their training tour ahead of the 2014 FIFA U-20 women’s world cup billed for Canada.
The second batch of 14 players and 6 officials landed at Moncton airport at 12.15am that is 7.15am Nigerian time.
The flight took about 16 hours, 6hours from Abuja to Frankfurt, 7 hours from Frankfurt to Toronto and 2.30 minutes from Toronto to Moncton. The team is camping at Crown Plaza Hotels and Resorts Down Town Moncton and will be there till August 1st.
Addressing the team, NFF chief technical officer, Siji Lagunju said the team need to be more focus in their training for positive results.
” You have to put behind you all that is happening in the NFF and concerntrate on how to win that cup. Yes your training tour was cut short, but that does not mean you should relax, no! it is an opportunity for you to justify your stay in camp. I urge you to aim towards lifting the trophy” said Lagunju.
Nigeria he stated has never dropped out in the group stage and thus this year must not be different. “We are here to win and that we must do”
In the meantime, the only professional player invited to camp, Courtney Dike has joined the team from her base in USA. The player came in on saturday and she’s determined to fully integrate with her team mates.
Currently there are 22 players in camp with the inclusion of Eyebhoria Winifred of Pelican Stars. The team had its first training at the Rocky stone Turf Centennial park, Moncton.