AWCON

Super Falcons depart for Morocco, a week before AWCON opener vs South Africa

Nigeria's Super Falcons are looking to successfully defend the AWCON title for the 9th time.

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Defending champions of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations Super Falcons are expected to be in Morocco well ahead of schedule.

The Super Falcons departed Nigeria on Monday en route to the North African nation, Morocco, host of the 12th edition of the AWCON.

Nigeria's quest for a 10th African crown will get off to the most difficult start when the Falcons take on one of the tournament's favourites, South Africa.

The Banyana Banyana, who are already in Morocco, go head-to-head with the holders in the opening game of Group B slated for July 4.

With a week to the start of the tournament, the Nigerian contingents have left to ensure they are in Morocco on time to acclimatise.

The Falcons have been hard in training, preparing for the task hard and have also played some friendly matches against NWFL teams during their camping in Nigeria.

Coach Randy Waldrum named a 25-woman squad led by FC Barcelona star, Asisat Oshoala, Onome Ebi and the sensational NWFL star, Gift Monday of Bayelsa Queens.

Here is what the full list looks like once again;

Goalkeepers

Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Tochukwu Oluehi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel); Yewande Balogun (Coppermine United, USA)

Defenders

Glory Ogbonna (Santa Teresa FC, Spain); Onome Ebi (En Avant Guingamp, France); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens)

Midfielders

Peace Efih (Kiryat Gat, Israel); Halimatu Ayinde (Eskilstuna FC, Sweden); Toni Oyedupe Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna FC, Sweden)

Forwards

Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Chinonyerem Macleans (GSK Gornik Leczna, Poland); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Gift Monday (Bayelsa Queens)

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