Why I invited Perpetua Nkwocha for AWC- Coach Okon

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Head coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria Edwin Okon has hinged the invitation of veteran star Perpetua Nkwocha for the forthcoming African Women’s Championship (AWC) training camp on her wealth of experience.

Okon explained the necessity for the experience of the likes of Nkwocha, Stella Mbachu and Precious Dede will remain a huge bargain for the team in technique and mentality.

“I invited Nkwocha because she is a very important and experienced member of the Falcons. The younger players would benefit very well from her experience and tactics to help Nigeria to regain the AWC in Namibia,” media officer of the team, Gracious Akujobi quoted him as saying.

However, the former Falconets coach warned all the seven invited overseas players, including Nkwocha against failure to arrive in camp soonest to challenge for a place in the final squad of 21.

Okon stressed that only the best players will be listed for the AWC in Namibia, insisting that there will be no automatic slot for any player.

“There will be no sentiment in selecting the squad that will try to regain the title that was lost in Equatorial Guinea two years ago. There is no automatic shirt for anybody be it foreign or home based,” he concluded.

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