The Super Falcons this morning, departed for Abidjan the capital of Ivory Coast aboard an Air Ivoire flight from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos where they will begin their last phase of camping ahead of the 2018 African Women Nations Cup in Ghana.
The team comprising 23 players and the technical crew led by head coach Thomas Dennerby will spend eight days at the ASEC Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni, where they will work on tactics and strategy and put finishing touches to their plans of successfully defending the trophy they won for a record-extending eighth time in Cameroon in 2016.
While in Abidjan, the Falcons will also play a couple of tune-up matches against yet-to-be-named opponents after which head coach Thomas Dennerby will drop two players and name his final 21 woman squad for the championships.
The Falcons will depart for Ghana on 14 November – four days before their Group B opening encounter against Bayana Bayana of South Africa at the 15,000 capacity Cape Coast stadium. They will also tackle the Shepolopolo of Zambia and the Harambee Starlets of Kenya in the group stages as they bid to win a record-extending ninth championship at the 11th AWCON.
THE 23 FALCONS FOR ABIDJAN
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); ChiamakaNnadozie (Rivers Angels).
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); 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 (Kristianstad DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden); Ogonna Chukwudi (Kristianstad DFF, 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 (BiikKazygurt, Kazakhstan).
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