Ghana 2018 AWCON: Nigeria Super Falcons off to Abidjan for final camping

Coach Thomas Dennerby in a tactical session with the Super Falcons

Photo: Twitter/NGSuper_Falcons


Super Falcons boarded an Air Ivory Coast flight at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on Tuesday morning to Abidjan for an eight-day final training camp in Abidjan,where they will play some friendly games, before leaving for Ghana on November 14.

Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby unveiled a list of 23 players for the trip to the training camp at ASEC Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni on Monday.

Foreign based quartet including reigning African Women player of the year, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega and captain, Onome Ebi also joined the team on Monday.

Photo: Twitter/LOSAirport

Two players will be dropped by the Swedish tactician after the final camping in Ivory Coast – four days to their Group B opening encounter against Banyana Banyana of South Africa at the 11th edition of the biennial women tournament.

Nigeria will tackle Shepolopolo of Zambia and Harambee Starlets of Kenya in the remaining group stage fixtures, as they bid to retain the title they won in Cameroon in 2016.

The cup holders, has held their preliminary camp at the Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe near Lagos for the past few weeks.

Dennerby will be assisted by fellow Swede Jorgen Petersson, as well as Justine Madugu and ex-international, Maureen Madu.


THE SQUAD

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 United, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstad DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden); Ogonna Chukwudi (Krstianstad 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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