Osiers Ohale resumed camp with the Super Falcons on Monday, in the absence of her team-mates who were on the way back to Abuja from South Africa.
The Delta Queens defender received a red card in the Olympics Football qualifier against Cameroon and was banned for one match, which she has served out by being left out in the game against Zimbabwe in Harare.
"I came to camp yesterday [Monday]. I was not with the team when they resumed because of the red card I received against Cameroon and now I am back, and I hope to help my team in the 2nd leg of the qualifier against Zimbabwe."
Oh ale relishes the prospect of playing under Coach Ikana saying that she had spoken to some of her team-mates about the coach and has learned a lot about how he works.
"I have heard a lot from my team-mates about the coach and I am very happy and excited to be back again with the team. I am excited about this opportunity to play under him [Ikana] and give him my best," said Oh ale.
"I followed the games against Zimbabwe. On that day I was on my phone trying to get the result and I was very happy with the win in Zimbabwe and the draw against Banana. They were very good results, being the first time the team had come together to play under coach Kadri Ikana."
Competition for place
Ikana already has four central defenders in the team - Gnome Ebb, Gladys Aka, Regina Mac fancy and Joy Judged - but Oh ale believes the competition is good for the team and says she is focused on working hard to be ready should the coach require her services.
"It's a big challenge for a spot in defence with all the great players available, and that is good for the team. I have paired with Gnome Ebb in the national team, and also pair with Joy Judged in Delta Queens, so I'll just work hard to make the team and participate in the second leg and then see what the future brings."