Okon: I Won’t Rely On Foreign-Based Stars

Okon: I Won’t Rely On Foreign-Based Stars

Super Falcons’ head coach, Edwin Okon has stated categorically that he is not relying on foreign-based players to prosecute the All Africa Games and Olympics qualifiers.

Ten foreign-based players were invited to camp but Okon is optimistic that locally-based players who are already in camp can equally execute the matches convincingly.

“I don’t think that is a problem for me and my coaches. You can see the work in progress. We are not waiting for, or relying on foreign-based players, we just have to prepare our team and pick those players who can beat Mali and beat them very well.”

“If those based abroad come to join us, then it is a boost for us but we are not leaving anything to chance. We have to prepare and plan with those here to execute the task ahead,” Okon stated.

The Super Falcons have been in camp for one week now, engaging in training centred on fitness and conditioning with and without the ball. Training resumed today after the team observed rest on Sunday.

The first leg qualifier against Mali comes up in the weekend of March 20-22.

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