Edwin Okon laments African Women’s Championship camp wait

he Super Falcons head coach is sad over the inability of the African Women’s Championship camp to open as earlier fixed as the African Women's Championship draws closer
Nigeria female national team handler Edwin Okon has lamented the inability of the Super Falcons to resume camp in preparation for the 2014 African Women’s Championship.

The team were expected to resume training for the bi-annual championship on Monday, September 1 but the in-house crises of the Nigeria Football Federation seems to have put the camp resumption on hold.

According to Okon, Falcons chances towards achieving success in the competition becomes slimmer at each passing day as more works need to be done on the team.

"I'm over worried that we're yet to resume camp to commence final preparations for the Africa Women Championship coming up next month in Namibia, Okon told supersport.com

"Each day that passes still outside the camp reduces our chances of doing well at the championship.

"Time is quite running out on us, we scheduled to commence camp (Monday) I learnt that won't be possible any longer as the possible earliest time is next week or thereabout, he continued.

"I thought if we had resumed today some skeletal work could have started leading to full blown training by the weekend.

"Now that's wishful thinking as we need time first to get letters out to clubs for the release of their players.

"While we're delaying resumption camp our traditional opponents, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, among others are already in camp playing top grade matches.

"I sincerely pray we quickly realise that we don't have the luxury of time any more in our hands but act fast to see what can be achieved within the available time.

"The Namibia 2014 AWC will be hotly contested as it serves as qualifier for the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada and it's our strongest desire to be at the championship as African champions," he concluded.

Nigeria are in Group A with the hosts, Namibia, Ivory Coast and Zambia in the eight-nation championship which serves as qualifiersfor the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada.