WAFU Cup: Ajibade, Igbinovia, 33 others invited to Falcons camp

WAFU Cup: Ajibade, Igbinovia, 33 others invited to Falcons camp

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.

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