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Super Falcons coach Dennerby names final squad for AWCON 2018

Falcons to face Gambia in 2018 AWCON qualifiers

Thomas Dennerby, head coach of the Super Falcons, has named a 21-woman final squad for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations billed to hold in Ghana.

Reigning African Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala; Desire Oparanoize, Fransica Ordega are members of the squad that will represent Nigeria at the 11th AWCON finals.

The squad was revealed Wednesday in a media statement issued by Nigerian Football Federation Communication Department.

The championship starts next week, with Cup holders Super Falcons to contend with South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B of the competition.

The eight –time champions, presently at the world –renowned Sol Beni, Abidjan (academy of 1998 African champions ASEC Mimosas FC) for an eight –day final camping, will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, 14th November.

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Nigeria take on South Africa on November 18, before matches against Zambia and Kenya in Cape Coast.

Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in Accra.

THE 21 FALCONS FOR GHANA 2018

Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); 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)
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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