The Addis Ababa camp is now open as the Nigerian women’s national team, the Super Falcons, gears up for their Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifier against Ethiopia on Wednesday. Barcelona Femeni Forward, Asisat Oshoala, Michelle Alozie, goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, and other invited players were expected to arrive in Addis Ababa yesterday. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that all players are now in Addis Ababa and are ready to start preparations for the match.
Randy Waldrum, the Super Falcons’ Manager, will be traveling from his base in the United States to join the team in the camp. Similarly, the Europe-based stars will be flying directly to Addis Ababa from their respective bases. Ademola Olajire, NFF Director of Media, emphasized the importance of all players arriving in Addis Ababa by Sunday, as the game is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th.
Reports indicate that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Togolese referees for the game. The decisive leg of the qualifier will be held at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria, six days after the first match.
In the previous round of the Olympics qualifying series, Ethiopia eliminated Chad, while the Super Falcons received a bye. The Super Falcons are determined to secure victory and move closer to qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.