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By Iwedi Ojinmah
11 days ago
Nigeria and the Ivory Coast landed in Lagos within hours of each other
having played a 0-0 draw in their first leg of their Olympic qualifier
Christopher Danjuma's side was immediately lodged at the Park Lane Hotel (above).
The African champions then began preparations for the reverse fixture
with their training at Legacy Pitch 11 am yesterday.
Meanwhile Ngozi Ebere has earned a late invitation to the side.
The 28-year-old, who played a part in the Super Falcons' second-round
triumph over Algeria,
was surprisingly left out by coach Christopher Danjuma for the qualifier game
against the Ivorians.
After his side's laboured the draw, the interim tactician sent a late
call-up to the veteran defender, who was subsequently granted release by her
Nigeria are seeking a return to the Women's Olympic tournament for the first
time since 2008 but must win at home to advance.
On the other hand, Clementine Toure's team are accommodated at the Academy Guest House (below).
They too held their first training session on the same
ground in the evening and are aiming to qualify for the first time for the
quadrennial women's event in Tokyo next year.
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