By James Agberebi: Nigeria’s senior women’s national team, the Super Falcons, on Monday arrived in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for the 2018 West Africa Football Union Cup of Nations.
The maiden edition of the WAFU Women’s Cup of Nations begins on 14 February and ends on 24 February.
The NFF confirmed the team’s arrival on their official website on Monday.
New coach, Swede Thomas Dennerby, led a Super Falcons squad made up of 21 players to Cote d’Ivoire for the tournament.
Also part of the travelling contingent were assistant coaches Wemimo Mathew and Maureen Madu, the team doctor and the physiotherapist. Assistant coach Omobolanle Taiwo and Team Administrator Modupe Shabi will join the team on Wednesday.
Among the Falcons players who arrived in Abidjan include Osarenoma Igbinovia, Joy Jegede, Rasheedat Ajibade, Chioma Wogu, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Glory Ogbonna, Kemi Famuditi and Anam Imo.
The Falcons will open their campaign at the WAFU Cup of Nations on Thursday against Benin Republic. They will take on Senegal on Saturday and Togo next Monday, in their final group game.
Super Falcons Players for WAFU Cup of Nations:
Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Rita Akarekor (Delta Queens); Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Edo Queens)
Defenders: Mary Ologbosere (Rivers Angels); Joy Jegede (Delta Queens); Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Lilian Tule (Bayelsa Queens); Ujunwa Okafor (Delta Queens); Opeyemi Aiyenibereun (Sunshine Queens); Oluwakemi Famuditi (Confluence Queens)
Midfielders: Osarenom Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Ihuoma Onyebuchi (Sunshine Queens); Peace Efih (Edo Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ogechi Ukwuoma (Delta Queens)
Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Chioma Wogu (Rivers Angels); Aminat Yakubu (Bayelsa Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Chinaza Uchendu (Rivers Angels)Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN