Super Falcons squad for Women’s Nations Cup Unveiled

AWCON 2018: Super Falcons of Nigeria Starts Camping ahead of tournament

Nigeria have unveiled their Super Falcons squad for the Women's Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Ghana later this month.

Reigning African footballer of the year Asisat Oshoala leads a cast of 14-overseas-based players in the Nigeria squad.

The provisional squad will travel to Ivory Coast on Tuesday for a week long training camp where they are scheduled to play some friendly games before the final 21 players are picked to represent Nigeria at the finals.

The final squad will depart the Asec Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni, for Ghana from Abidjan on 14 November.

The Super Falcons will open their Group B campaign against South Africa on 18 November before facing Zambia three days later and Kenya in the final match on 24 November.

Nigeria are the only African team to have played in all of the Women's seven World Cup tournaments since 1991 but they have failed to translate their continental dominance on the world stage.

Their best performance at the global event came when reaching the quarter-finals in 1999.

Super Falcons of Nigeria provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi and Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens)

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Ugochi Emenayo and 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 and Ogonna Chukwudi (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)

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