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African Games 2023: Falconets Coach Danjuma Unveils Squad

African Games 2023: Falconets Coach Danjuma Unveils Squad

Falconets head coach Chris Danjuma has picked goalkeeper Anderline Mgbechi, defender and captain Oluchi Ohaegbulem, midfielder Adoo Yina and forward Chiamaka Okwuchukwu in his list of 20 players to represent Nigeria in the women’s football event of the 13th African Games.

Also named are goalkeeper Faith Omilana, defenders Shukurat Oladipo and Jumoke Alani, midfielders Chioma Olise and Olushola Shobowale and forwards Blessing Okpe and Judith Okah.

Defending champions Nigeria have been housed in Group B alongside Morocco, Senegal and Cameroon, while hosts Ghana will contend with Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda in Group A. Matches will take place at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The Falconets won the gold medal in the women’s football event of the 12th African Games that took place in Rabat, Morocco in October 2019.

20 FALCONETS FOR AFRICAN GAMES:

Goalkeepers: Anderline Mgbechi, Rachael Unachukwu, Faith Omilana

Defenders: Shukurat Oladipo, Oluchi Ohaegbulem, Jumoke Alani, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Oluwabunmi Oladeji, Chidera Okenwa

Midfielders: Adoo Yina, Joy Igbokwe, Chioma Olise, Chinyere Kalu, Olushola Shobowale

Forwards: Motunrayo Ezekiel, Blessing Okpe, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu, Loveth Edeh, Judith Okah, Delight Nwosu


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Emecco 2 months ago

    Where are the likes of Ajakaye, Amina Bello, Taiwo Afolabi, Comfort Folurunsho, etc, those are the fulcrum of the u-17 ‘s that won bronze at the world cup in India 2 yrs ago. Or is Coach Danjuma reserving them for the u-20 World Cup proper in Colombia later in the year. ??

    • 9jaRealist 2 months ago

      Ajakaye has moved to Spain, Bello is clubless (and thus likely out of form), Afolabi is captaining the U17s (although she is also likely to be in the U20 WC squad), while I am not sure what has lately become of Comfort Folorunsho – right after she made her senior Super Falcons’ debut. Perhaps she’s presently injured. 

    • 9jaRealist,

      Ajakaye and Onyenezide moving to Spain doesn’t automatically exclude them from possible selection. Bello’s clubless status in itself doesn’t mean clubless players have never been invented to the national teams.

      Comfort Folorunsho’s absence is due to the availability of promising options.

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