Thomas Dennerby sets arrival deadline for Super Falcons foreign pros

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Samuel Ahmadu
The Swede has insisted that all overseas-based players must report to camp before or on the date ahead of next month’s championship

Nigeria women coach Thomas Dennerby has handed Sunday, November 4 deadline to overseas-based players yet to report to camp ahead of next month's Africa Women's Cup of Nations.

Dennerby, who led the team to a third-place finish at the 2018 WAFU Cup in Abidjan is hoping to have a full complement of his squad ahead of their big opener against South Africa in Ghana.

As at Tuesday morning, Biik Kazygurt duo of Christy Adule and Chinwendu Ihezuo from Kazakhstan plus Chinaza Uchendu of SC Braga, Portugal are the three foreign-based players to hit camp.

They have joined the 15 home-based players for the second camping phase, which started on Monday, October 29 at the Jubilee Chalets and Resorts, Epe, Lagos, 

The 59-year-old has resolved to take actions against various clubs refusing to release his players before or on November 3 when the Fifa international window reopens on November 5.

China-based Asisat Oshoala will feature in Dalian Quanjian’s Super Cup clash with Jiangsu Hautai, while Desire Oparanozie's Guingamp will face Fleury 91 on Saturday before joining camp.

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"We still expecting the arrival of other [foreign-based] players in few days, especially those from Sweden," Dennerby told Goal.

"We should have more players at the end of Tuesday and waiting for a response in regards to the release of the players in China. I expect all the players to be released on November 3.

“We are aware that Asisat [Oshoala] will be playing on November 3 and 10 but we have demanded her release after the November 3 match. We also expect Oparanozie to join us in camp on November 4 after their match this weekend."

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