No room for lateness, Dedevbo warns Falconets

Ahead of the Papa New Guinea 2016 FIFA U-20 Women World Cup, coach of national team, the Falconets, Peter Dedevbo, has insisted on prompt report of invited players to camp, pointing out that it is necessary for the team to be fully blended through the training programmes.

The coach gave Sunday, October 8 as deadline after Monday morning training session at the FIFA Goal Project Pitch in Abuja, warning that any player that fails to comply with the directives willed be summarily dropped from the campaign.

Twenty-four players are already in camp, the team is still expecting about six of the foreign based professionals. They include Kazakhstan based Chinwendu Ihezuo, Sweden based Christy Ohiaeriaku, Uchenna Kanu of Orlando Kicks, USA, Valerie Awelewa of Genk FC, Belgium and Aminat Yakubu of Minsk FC.

Impressed by the conduct of the players in camp, the World Cup silver medal winning coach emphasised the need for to achieve a full house early.

” The spirit in camp is very good . The players level of physical fitness and cooperation is quite encouraging and if they continue like this we would have a very good team for the World Cup.

Falconets coach, Peter Dedevbo
Falconets coach, Peter Dedevbo

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” It is important that we have all the players together as soon as possible , to properly integrate everyone into the training programmes because time is short,” he said.


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