The number of home-based players at the Jubilee Chalet and Resorts camp of the Super Falcons has been reduced by coach Thomas Dennerby.
Dennerby made the decision to trim the home-based players in order to retain those he felt capable of competing with the foreign-based players for positions in the final squad of players for the 11th African Women Cup of Nations holding in Ghana from 17 November to 1st December 2018.
The Swede had originally invited 29 home-based players as part of the 48 called up for the first phase of camping but with the culling of the home-based players that number has been reduced to fifteen.
Among those retained in camp for the second phase of camping which will commence immediately are four goalkeepers – Toochukwu Oluehi, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Onyinyechukwu Okeke.
Others are Anam Imo, Rasheedat Ajibade, Peace Efih, Glory Ogbonna, Chioma Wogu, Alice Ogebe, Amarachi Okoronkwo and Chidinma Okeke. Also retained are Ugochi Emenayo, Sarah Nnodim and Nneka Julius.
Nasarawa Amazons defender, Christy Ucheibe was sent home from the camp on account of copping a long-term knee injury.
The Falcons have been grouped with South Africa, Kenya and Zambia in the Championships where they would be looking to defend their title and earn a 9th Championship in 11 outings.