Coach names final Super Falcons squad for 2018 Women AFCON

Super Falcons’ head coach Thomas Dennerby has released a list of 21 players who will fly Nigeria’s flag at the 11th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana.

Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the list comprised three goalkeepers, seven defenders, four midfielder and seven strikers.

“The eight-time champions are presently at Sol Beni in Abidjan, which is the Academy of 1998 African champions ASEC Mimosas FC, for an eight-day final camping programme.

“They will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, November 14,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria will be based in Group B at Cape Coast.

They take on South Africa on November 18, before matches against Zambia and Kenya.

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

NAN reports that the competition starts on November 17.

The full list of the players:

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).

(NAN)

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