AWCON 2018: Nigeria name squad for tournament

By Michael Duah
Super Falcons
AWCON 2018: Super Falcons drop squad for tournament

Ahead of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations, 21 players who will be donning the colours of Nigeria's Super Falcons in Ghana has been released.

According to a statement by the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, the team comprises three goalkeepers, seven defenders, four midfielders and seven strikers.

“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,” Olajire stated.

The NFF spokesperson also said that the team will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, November 14.

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

On November 18, the Super Falcons will face South Africa, before matches against Zambia and Kenya in Cape Coast.

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

Read also: 2018 AWCON: Zambia names final squad ahead of tournament

See the full list of the players below.

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 (Kristiansand 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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