AWCON 2018: Super Falcons Coach Names Provisional Squad
Super Falcons Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby has unveiled a list of 23 players who will make the trip to the world - ASEC Mimosas FC academy.
Two players will be cut as a final squad of 21 is expected to head to the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana.
The Super Falcons will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title.
The team traveled aboard an Air Ivoire flight on to the Ivorian capital.
Thenff.com learnt that the eight-time African champions will play a couple of friendly games in the Sol Beni camp before flying to Ghana on 14th November – four days to their Group B opening encounter against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.
Nigeria will also tackle Zambia and Kenya in their pool, as they bid for a ninth continental title in 11 championships.
Dennerby will be joined on the technical bench by fellow Swede, Jorgen Petersson, as well as Justine Madugu and Maureen Madu.
Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle in Group A in Accra.
THE 23 FALCONS FOR ABIDJAN
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); 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); Ogonna Chukwudi (Krstianstand DFF, 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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