Super Falcons begin preparation for 2016 AWCON

Aisha John-Mark with agency report

The Nigeria Super Falcons have commenced preparation ahead of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations, AWCON without Coach, Florence Omagbemi.

Omagbemi, who is presently in Jordan for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is expected to return to Nigeria this weekend to begin training the national team.

The seven-time African champions are in full spirit for the competition which will hold in Cameroon from 19 November to 3 December.

It has been claimed that the former Super Falcons captain was assigned to analyze some matches in Jordan, similar to the job Oliseh did for FIFA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

The foreign-based professionals called up to the squad including Arsenal striker, Asisat Oshoala, have not yet arrived Abuja, but it is understood that the Nigerian Football Federation have started talks with their clubs for the release of the players.

Nigeria will open Group B play against Mali at the Stade Municipal de Limbe, Limbe on November 20, before facing Ghana and Kenya in that order.