Injured midfielder Olivia Chance won’t be risked for Ferns’ game against Nigeria

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Midfielder Olivia Chance will not be considered for inclusion in the Football Ferns’ friendly international against Nigeria in Turkey.

Speaking at a media briefing, head coach Jitka Klimková said the coaching staff were still awaiting MRI results on Chance’s ankle, injured in the weekend’s 1-1 draw with Iceland.

Regardless of the results of the MRI, Chance would not be used in the game, Klimková said.

“She’s walking around; she’s not in pain,” Klimková said.

Main photo: Olvia Chance to miss friendly international against Nigeria.

The Wellington Phoenix’s Michaela Foster told journalists that the Ferns had been boosted by their performance against Iceland, and scoring their first goal in more than nine hours of play.

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Watch the briefing

Here’s the full 18-minute briefing:


Game to be played on Wednesday April 12, 2023

New Zealand v Nigeria
Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya, Turkey, 1am (NZT).

How to watch

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sport 1, with coverage starting at 12.50am.

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