By Johnny Edward:
Gent forward Valerie Awelewa is a major doubt for Nigeria's national women's U-20 team, the Falconets' camping in Nigeria as her Belgian school is threatening not to release her, Complesportsnigeria.com can report exclusively.
Awelewa who is one of the foreign based players named in the preliminary squad for the FIFA Women's U-20 World Cup also risk repeating a year in school if she opts to report to camp next week against the school's decision, it was also gathered.
The Nigeria Football Federation last Thursday sent a formal invitation to Awelewa's school, University College Limburg in Diepenbeek Belgium, seeking the release of the 19 year old Chemistry student.
But according to a close source, the school claim that the request came late, hence can't find a supervisor in the spate of five days to monitor her studies online while she's in camp in Nigeria.
"It's a bit tough now for Valerie because her school is playing hard ball in releasing her for camp," the source told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"I don't think she will make the list and if she's going to do so her school will have the final say."