WorldStage Newsonline-- A Thursday deadline has been handed to players of Nigeria’s U-20 Women National Team to report to camp.
The ultimatum was issued by Chief Coach, Edwin Okon to players who were requested for by their clubs for this Wednesday’s league matches.
“The players know themselves and to that effect, they are expected in camp on Thursday,” he said.
He warned that players who fail to report on the due day will be punished accordingly. “With just seven weeks to the start of the championship, l do not expect any player to drag the team backwards,” he said.
Just last Sunday, Falconets, one of Africa’s representatives to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which holds August 18 to September 8 in Japan resumed for training in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after a six- week break.
Nineteen out of the 35 players invited have since reported to Serob Hotel. They are Captain, Gloria Ofoegbu, Uchechi Sunday, Ugo Njoku, Chisom Henry, Lola Phillips, Vivian Okotie, Ebubeleye Whyte, Chinyere Okafor, Blessing Edoho.
Others are Chioma Nwankwo, Fausilat Adeyemo, Chidinma Okoro, , Ugochi Okafor, Bukola Ogunnoiki, Juliana Osuji, Osarenoma Igbinovia, Grace Henry, Winifred and Tina Chinyere.
Nigeria has been drawn against Brazil, Italy and Korea Republic whom they kick start their campaign against on August 19 in Saitama.
They did not concede a goal during the Africa qualifying series that ended on May 19 with a 3-0 drubbing of Congo DR inn Kinshasa.