The Nigeria Football Federation has released a list of 39 female players presently in camp ahead of a 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Guinea early next month.
The players are camped at the Bluespring Hotel, Abuja and have been holding twice-a-day training sessions at the FIFA Goal Project facility inside the National Stadium Complex Package B.
The girls will be training under the watchful eyes of three newly appointed assistant coaches who received their brief from NFF secretary general Mohammed Sanusi on Thursday.
Bankole Olowookere (assistant coach 1), Queendoleen Akpan (assistant coach 2) and Mohammed Ndanusa (goalkeepers’ trainer) will take charge of preparing the Flamingos for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Guinea, which first leg will hold in Conakry on Sunday, 1st March, with the return leg in Nigeria a fortnight after.
The Guineans edged out neighbours Guinea Bissau in a preliminary round.
This year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals, the seventh since the competition was launched in New Zealand in 2008, will be staged in India.
Nigeria participated at all five tournaments between 2008 and 2016 but narrowly failed to qualify for the 2018 edition held in Uruguay, following defeat by Cameroon on the away goal rule in the final lap of the qualification series.
PLAYERS INVITED TO U17 GIRLS CAMP
Augustina Unamba, Nelly Chukwuebuka, Damilola Amole, Nwacke Odinaka, Favour Edwin, Perpetua Osinachi, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Onumeze Shadrack, Linda Nnaocha, Chinyere Kalu, Miracle Ohaneri, Precious Taiwo, Mary Nwakwolam, Chinyere Ihuoma, Idowu Kuku, Uluoma Onwere, Blessing Green, Maryam Abdulkabir, Motunrayo Yusuf, Olushola Shobowale, Deborah Abiodun, Amarachi Odoma, Esther Inyang, Rofiat Imuran, Ireti Eretan, Dahz Alvin, Foluke Opeyori, Esther Onyenezide, Damilola Oladipo, Ogechi James, Zepere Azama, Hannah Yusuf, Oluchi Okwara, Opeyemi Ajakaye, Kelechi Chukwumalem, Temilope Owoeye, Jumoke Alani, Yemisi Samuel, Deborah Abiodun