Ghana 2018: Dennerby Names Oshoala, Oparanoize, Ordega 18 Others In Super Falcons’ final squad

Ghana 2018: Dennerby Names Oshoala, Oparanoize, Ordega 18 Others In Super Falcons’ final squad

Ghana 2018: Dennerby Names Oshoala, Oparanoize, Ordega 18 Others In Super Falcons’ final squad
Head Coach of the Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby has named Asisat Oshoala Desire Oparanoize, Fransica Ordega and 18 Others in his final squad of 21 players who will fly Nigeria’s flag at the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana.
In a media statement issued by Nigerian Football Federation Communication Department, Dennerby also listed Onome Ebi and Rasheedat Ajibade.
The championship starts next week, with Cup holders Nigeria to contend with South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B of the competition.
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, will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, 14th November.
Nigeria take on South Africa on November 18, before matches against Zambia and Kenya in Cape Coast.
Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in Accra.
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).


  • Good luck to our Mama Eagles (Falcons).

  • Austin 3 months ago

    Goodluck to our women and I hope that the NFF would not treat them with the same disdain and neglect as they did in 2016 when they won the AWCON in Cameroon. Secondly, I hope we have sophisticated this team by taking a look at what happened in Cameroon in 2016 because the super falcons managed to beat some teams in that tournament like South Africa and drew with Ghana. The gap is closing up In Africa’s women’s football and this tournament must be taken very seriously. More importantly, our girls must qualify for the semi finals to qualify for the upcoming women’s World Cup.

    • Paschal 3 months ago

      I think the reason for the lack lustre performance in Cameroon was that the central defence had old and tired legs. Faith Ikidi and her partner in central defence seem to me to be too old for the job and were not quick enough. I think this time it wont be like that. Secondly I think the young lady called Dike (Bright Dike’s sister) should have made the team ahead of the likes of Anam Imo and Rasheedat Ajibade. Dike is much quicker than any of these two. And if u watched the last under 20, u would agree with me that Anam and Rasheedat dont cut it yet. I think they are Falcons of the future not the Falcons of today. Wishing them all best of luck.

      • Chima E Samuels 3 months ago

        Spot on Courtney Dike should have made the mark ahead of Ajibade who I think is going there to garner experience. Nonetheless the team is well beefed in all department I pray the coach becomes more effective 

  • Birikiti 3 months ago

    Falconets goalkeeper, Nnadozie should be no.1 by a mile. That lass is world class! Also, I hope the Falconets left back is in this squad, she’s good too. Wish the Super falcons all the best

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

    You’re right @Birikiti. Chiamaka Nnadozie should be the undisputed number 1, but Osinachi Ohale is the best option at left back. It’s a killer squad and I hope they retain their trophy. The NFF should make sure they’re well treated this time around because this tournament leads to the WorldCup qualification. The SuperFalcons are the standard bearer of African women football, but the gap is closing therefore, they should step up tactically to remain at the top. Good luck ladies.

  • The team is made up of a healthy blend of experience and youth. Really nice.