Coach of the Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby, has invited no less than 26 players to camp ahead of the 2019 Women’s WAFU Cup of Nations set to be staged in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The squad dominated by home-based professional players, comprising of four goalkeepers, six defenders, seven midfielders and nine forwards will be led by Rivers Angels midfielder Evelyn Nwabuoku and Ibom Angels goalkeeper Christy Ohiaeriaku.
The coach of the team also handed invitations to former youth internationals Efik Peace, Joy Jerry, Joy Bokiri, Ologbosere Mary and Chidinma Okeke while overseas players like Sevilla’s Toni Payne, Turkey-based Esther Sunday and USA-based Uchenna Kanu were not left out.
Camping for the WAFU tourney is expected to commence on Monday, April 29 at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Abuja, where the team will be trimmed to a 21-player final list to represent Nigeria at the tournament. Falcons are drawn against Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali in Group B.
The Super Falcons will start their 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup campaign against the Burkinabes on May 9.
Full list of invited players:
Goalkeepers: Christy Ohiaeriaku, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Alaba Jonathan, Tochukwu Oluehi.
Defenders: Ugochi Emenayo, Glory Ogbonna, Chidinma Okeke, Maryam Ibrahim, Rofiat Imuran, Mary Ologbosere
Midfielders: Peace Efih, Osarenoma Igbinovia, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Adebisi Saheed, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Joy Bokiri, Cynthia Aku
Forwards: Mary Anjor, Alice Ogebe, Uchenna Kanu, Joy Jerry, Chioma Wogu, Rita Okoro, Rofiat Sule, Esther Sunday, Antionette Payne.
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