Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has included Rivers Angels midfielder Evelyn Nwabuoku and Ibom Angels goalkeeper Christy Ohiaeriaku in a 26-player squad for the 2019 Women’s WAFU Cup of Nations in Abidjan, Completesports.com reports.
The Super Falcons’ squad is dominated by home-based professional players, comprising of four goalkeepers, six defenders, seven midfielders and nine forwards.
Dennerby also handed out invitation to former youth internationals like Efik Peace, Joy Jerry, Joy Bokiri, Ologbosere Mary and Chidinma Okeke.
Overseas-based players were not left out as Sevilla’s Toni Payne, Turkey-based Esther Sunday and USA-based Uchenna Kanu made the cut.
The 26 invited players are expected to arrive at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Abuja on Sunday, April 28. Training is scheduled to commence on Monday, April 29.
After the week-long training camp in Abuja, the team will be trimmed to a 21-player final list to represent Nigeria at the tournament in Abidjan.
Nigeria 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.
THE SUPER FALCONS FULL LIST:
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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