The Super Falcons of Nigeria have pulled out of a 12-nation international tournament scheduled to kick off in Turkey this week due to visa issues.
Falcons were billed to tackle France, Kosovo and Kazakhstan in Group B from February 26 to March 7 as part of preparations for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The withdrawal was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spokesman Ademola Olajire in a chat with BBC Sport.
In his words, Ademola Olajire said: “It was impossible for the team to sort visas and make it to the tournament in Turkey, so they had to pull out.”
“They only just finished playing the WAFU Cup on Saturday and had a short time-frame to sort out visas and other important logistics for the trip to Turkey.
“Importantly, attention and preparations will shift towards the big friendly against France in April.” he concluded.
The Super Falcons recently finished in third spot at the 2018 WAFU Cup in Abidjan.