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17 Falcons invited for France friendly; Oshoala missing



17 Falcons invited for France friendly; Oshoala missing

Seventeen Super Falcons players have been invited for the friendly game against France by coach Thomas Dennerby, but the team will be without star forward, Asisat Oshoala.

The Nigerian ladies will take on France at the Stade MMArena in the city of Le Mans, France on Friday, 6 April.
The list published on the NFF website includes Avant Guinghamp forward Desire Oparanozie and Rita Chikwelu who captained the team to win the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Brighton Hove Albion of the FA WSL 2 forward Iniabasi Umotong also made the list, together with Atletico Madrid forward Francisca Ordega and home-based goalkeepers Onyinyechukwu Okeke and Chiamaka Nnadozie.

US-based forward Dike and Ordega will be first arrivals in Le Mans on Tuesday, 3rd April – before the the delegation from Nigeria will land in France.

Swede Dennerby led the Falcons to finish third at the WAFU Women’s Cup in Ivory Coast last month.


Goalkeepers: Onyinyechukwu Okeke; Chiamaka Nnadozie.

Defenders: Josephine Chukwunonye; Ngozi Ebere; Faith Ikidi; Ugo Njoku; Osinachi Ohale; Glory Ogbonna.

Midfielders: Rita Chikwelu; Ngozi Okobi; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Ogonna Chukwu.

Forwards: Francisca Ordega; Desire Oparanozie; Courtney Dike; Esther Sunday; Anam Imo


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