NFF releases names of 30 players including veterans, Perpetual Nkwocha and Precious Dede
Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday released names of players to fight for the available shirts in the Super Falcons for the Africa Women Championship, slated for October 11- 25
The list which comprises 30 players with seven from the Canada 2014 silver winning Falconets
MVP Asisat Oshoala headlines the Falconets with a conspicuous absence of American born Courtney Dike
Uchechi Sunday, Ugochi Njoku, Maryam Ibrahim, Sarah Nnodim, Halimat Ayinde and Chinwendu Ihezuo make up the Falconets select
Other players I the list are the major Falcons players with a few additions, consisting of 24 home based players and 6 internationals
Veterans Perpetual Nkwocha and Precious Dede are also included in the team
Goalkeepers: Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels), Precious Dede (Ibom Queens), Charity John (Rivers Angels), Juliet Obi (State House FC), Ohieriaku Christy (Osun Queens)
Defenders: Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars), Ebere Ngozi (Rivers Angels), Mariam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons), Josephine Chukwunonye (Rivers Angels), Onome Ebi (FK Minsk, Belarus), Osinachi Ohale (Houston Dash, USA), Ugochi Njoku (Rivers Angels), Gloria Ofoegbu (Rivers Angels), Sarah Nnodim (Delta Queens)
Midfielders: Ngozi Okobi (Delta Queens), Onyinyechi Ohadugha (Rivers Angels), Chiwendu Ihezuo (Pelican Stars), Stella Mbachu (Rivers Angels), Asisat Oshoala (Rivers Angels), Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels), Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels), Halimat Ayinde (Delta Queens), Loveth Ayila (Rivers Angels), Gloria Iroka (Rivers Angels), Rosemary Okezie (Nasarawa Amazon).
Attackers: Desire Oparanozie (En Avent De Guingamp, France), Francisca Ordega (Pitea IFF, Sweden), Esther Sunday (FK Minsk, Belarus), Uchechi Sunday (Rivers Angels), Perpetual Nkwocha (Sunana SK, Sweden)
The players are expected to resume camping on September 14, where they are to fight for available 23 shirts who will fly the country’s flag in Namibia.