Falcons will not be participating in the 12-team invitational tournament which kicks off today, February 26.
The Nigerian women’s team recently won bronze medal at the just concluded WAFU tournament in Abidjan- Nigeria will now face France in a friendly game in April to get their 2018 AWCOM qualifier preparations on track.
Nigeria senior women national team have blamed their withdrawal from the 12-nation invitational tournament scheduled for kick off this week in Turkey on visa issues.
The Super Falcons were drawn in Group B alongside France, Kosovo and Kazakhstan in a competition that will run from 26 February to 7 March, as part of their preparations for this year’s Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.
And the current AWCON champions, who recently won bronze at the 2018 West African Football Union Cup of Nations in Abidjan, have now shifted their attention to the friendly match against France in April.
It was impossible for the team to sort visas and make it to the tournament in Turkey, so they had to pull out,” Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spokesman Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.
He added: 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.