Barely 24 hours after the unveiling of Super Falcons new head coach, a 35 – woman list of players have been invited to camp ahead of the upcoming WAFU Women Cup of Nations taking place in Cote d’Ivoire from 10th – 24th February 2018.
Topping the list of internationals are Falconets’ ace forward, Rasheedat Ajibade and veteran midfielder, Osas Igbinovia. Also, veterans Joy Jegede and Mariam Ibrahim as well as junior internationals Gift Monday, Anam Imo and Mary Ologbosere, made the cut as they meet up with their new coach, Thomas Dennerby.
The WAFU Women Cup of Nations provides a first opportunity for Dennerby and his coaching crew to bond with the players they will be working with going forward, as all the players have been advised to report at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye-Abuja on Thursday, 1st February 2018 with their international passports.
Full list of invited players include:
Goalkeepers: Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Inneh Queens); Rita Akarekoh (Delta Queens); Chioma Nwankwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Oluwaseun Bello (Police Machine)
Defenders: Ayomide Ojo (Police Machine); Kemi Famuditi (Confluence Queens); Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Opeyemi Aiyeniberu (Sunshine Queens); Mary Ologbosere (Rivers Angels); Sarah Ilodubah (Osun Babes); Joy Jegede (Delta Queens); Lilian Tule (Bayelsa Queens); Uju Okafor (Delta Queens)
Midfielders: Osas Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Ihuoma Onyebuchi (Sunshine Queens); Oluwakemi Toriola (Police Machine); Ogechi Ukwuoma (Delta Queens); Folashade Ijamilusi (WAFA League); Peace Efih (Inneh Queens)
Forwards: Mary Anjor (Osun Babes); Mercy Amanze (Rivers Angels); Juliet Sunday (Sunshine Queens); Aminat Yakubu (Bayelsa Queens); Chinaza Uchendu (Rivers Angels); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Mariam Aluko (Confluence Queens); Rofiat Suleiman (Rivers Angels); Gift Monday (FC Robo Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Precious Edewor (Ibom Angels); Chioma Wogu (Rivers Angels).
The eight-time African champions, Nigeria will tackle Benin Republic, Senegal and Togo in Group B of the competition while host team, Cote d’Ivoire face Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic in Group A.