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Oshoala Out As Dennerby Names 17 Super Falcons Players For France Friendly

Oshoala Out As Dennerby Names 17 Super Falcons Players For France Friendly

By Hanifat Mustapha:
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has invited 17 players for the friendly game against France, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Super Falcons will take on France at the Stade MMArena in the city of Le Mans, France on Friday, 6 April.

The list published on the NFF website on Thursday is without African Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala but includes Avant Guinghamp forward Desire Oparanozie and Rita Chikwelu who captained the team to win the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The list also includes Brighton Hove Albion of the FA WSL 2 forward Iniabasi Umotong, Atletico Madrid forward Francisca Ordega and home-based goalkeepers Onyinyechukwu Okeke and Chiamaka Nnadozie.

The delegation will depart Nigeria from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja on 3rd of April and will lodge at the Mercure Le Mans Centre.

US-based forward Dike and Ordega will be first arrivals in Le Mans on Tuesday, 3rd April – before the the delegation from Nigeria will land in France.


Swede Dennerby led the Falcons to finish third at the WAFU Women’s Cup in Ivory Coast last month.


Goalkeepers: Onyinyechukwu Okeke; Chiamaka Nnadozie.

Defenders: Josephine Chukwunonye; Ngozi Ebere; Faith Ikidi; Ugo Njoku; Osinachi Ohale; Glory Ogbonna.

Midfielders: Rita Chikwelu; Ngozi Okobi; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Ogonna Chukwu.

Forwards: Francisca Ordega; Desire Oparanozie; Courtney Dike; Esther Sunday; Anam Imo

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