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U-20 Women’s World Cup: Dedevbo shuts out Kanu, Awelewa

Nigeria U20 women coach Peter Dedevbo has excused Uchenna Kanu and Valeria Awelawa from the 2016 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup.

With both players yet to report to camp due to club engagements, the tactician said he expects no one in camp following the arrival of Christy Ohiaeriaku, Chiwendu Ihezuo, and Aminat Yakubu, bringing the  number of players in camp to 28.

He expressed satisfaction with those in camp and assured that his side will make good success in Papua New Guinea when the tournament kickoffs on November 13.

The Falconets
The Falconets

“I’m no longer expecting any player to camp,” Dedevbo told Goal.

“We have waited for too long and time is no longer on our side. I already have Chinwendu [Ihezuo], Christy [Ohiaeriaku] and Aminat [Yakubu] in camp.

“I’m not happy they are not here yet, though I will have loved to have everyone but at this point, we cannot keep wait when the tournament is in few weeks.

“The rest players [Kanu and Awelewa] are being held up by their various clubs and I’m okay with the players I currently have and will make do with them.

“We have a crucial competition ahead and hoping to do the country proud against all odds with the quality players we have here,” he concluded.

Dedevbo will be aiming for a winning start when they face Japan on November 13, 2016, at the Bava Park in Port Moresby.

 


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