Super Falcons Coach Names Final Squad For Women’s AFCON
Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has named her 21-player squad for the upcoming Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, to be played in Ghana.
Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, named the strong squad during a press conference in Abuja.
“The eight-time champions are presently at Sol Beni in Abidjan, which is the academy of 1998 African champions ASEC Mimosas FC, for an eight-day final camping programme.
“They will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, Nov. 14,’’ Olajire said.
Falcons have been drawn into Group B and will take on long-time rivals South- Africa on November 18, before matches Zambia and Kenya in Cape Coast.
Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in Accra.
The top three teams at the competition will qualify for the 2019 Women’s World Cup to be played in France.
The competition kicks off on November 17.
The full list of the players:
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels).
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Ebere (Barcelona FC, Cyprus); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Josephine Chukwunonye (Asarum AIF, Sweden).
Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Okobi (Eskiltuna UTD, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden).
Forwards: Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian, China); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Biik Kazygurt, Kazakhstan).