Nigerian women national team duo of Tochukwu Oluehi and Evelyn Nwabuoku have stepped up their efforts in order to get entry visas that would allow them make a trip to trip to Spain in the coming week and finalize their transfers to Spanish Reto Iberdrola side, CD Pozoalbense.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that both Falcons’ venetians have been held back in Nigeria due to complications caused by the outset of coronavirus, even after they sealed their respective deals with the Spanish second division club last month from Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt.
Oluehi, who is a goalkeeper and former first choice of the Falcons, as well as Nwabuoku, a defender and previous captain of the Nigerian team, had to stay back at home due to the ban on international flights that trailed to spread of coronavirus in the country, but they got another visa appointment at the Spanish embassy early this week.
A report by aclsports.com quoted Golden Knight International Sports Limited’s representative, Gladys Stephens with updates on the duo’s transfer, having earlier brokered the deal for both players in Spain and confirmed that they would have been undergoing pre-season training with the club by now if not for the coronavirus pandemic.
Stephens further disclosed that the team began training last Wednesday with 17 players in attendance, with the Nigerian duo among three of the five absentees, who are all foreign stars, but Panama’s Karla Riley returned to the squad last weekend.
Oluehi and Nwabuoku are now in a race against time in order to meet up with proceedings at the club, as the Reto Iberdrola is scheduled to commence on October 18, while Pozoalbense’s coach, Manuel Fernandez admitted he would love to see both Nigerian players officially link up with their new teammates this week.