France World Cup: Swedish-based Falcons Swell Up Training Camp In Austria

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By Amaechi Agbo

No fewer than 8 Super Falcons who are plying their trade in Swedish League have joined the team in Austria for the 2019 FIFA World Cup preparations, can report authoritatively.

The eight players joined the local players and the technical crew yesterday from Sweden.

The players are: Ogonna Chukwudi, Djurgarden;
Osinachi Ohale Växjö;
Ngozi Okobi, Eskilstuna;
RitaChikwelu, Kristianstad Dff;
Halimatu Ayinde, Eskilstuna; Anam Imo of Rosengard; Josephine Chukwunonye of Kungsbacka and Faith Michael Pitea IF.

A delegation including nine home –based professionals and technical and administrative staff departed Abuja on Monday night aboard an Air France flight, and travelled from Paris to the Austrian capital, Vienna on Tuesday morning before connecting Bad Tatzmannsdorf.

At the airport in Vienna, nine overseas –based professionals from different parts of the world joined the contingent, taking the number of players to 18. With England –based Ini-Abasi Umotong already waiting in camp, that made the total number 19, with only eight more expected.

The world –renown Avita Resort is the same facility that served the Super Eagles in their final training sessions just before the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

Coach Thomas Dennerby is expected to name is final 23-woman squad on Friday.

Nigeria take on Norway, Korea Republic and host nation France in the group phase of the championship, with their first coming up against Norway at the Stade Auguste Delauney in Reims on 8th June.

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