Men of the underworld in Banjul, capital of the Gambia on Wednesday morning invaded the camp of the Super Falcons.
The Nigerian female football team are due to play their Gambian counterpart for a ticket to the finals of the African Women Nations Cup.
Reports say that lots of valuable items were stolen from the camp by the invaders, including personal effects of the Nigerian players.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has said that the team will not under-rate their Gambia counterparts when the whistle goes for kick-off in their 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Independence Stadium in Bakau today.
Coach Dennerby has assured that the eight-time continental champions will field their full strength against the fellow West Africans, who eliminated Burkina Faso’s senior girls to reach the final round of the qualifying race.
In the absence of Skipper Rita Chikwelu who will join the squad for the return leg in Lagos on Monday, the captain’s armband may go to defender Onome Ebi.
The Falcons are loaded to the hilt with experienced goalkeeper Alaba Jonathan, defenders Faith Michael, Josephine Chukwunonye, Ebi and Ngozi Ebere, midfielders Ngozi Okobi, Halimat Ayinde and Francisca Ordega and forwards Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie and Anam Imo among the contingent in Banjul.
The two teams will clash in the second and final leg of the qualifying series at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Monday 11th June.