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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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).

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