Monday, February 29, 2016 6:01 pm
The technical crew of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, headed by Florence Omagbemi, has called to camp 40 players ahead of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against either of Senegal or Guinea.
Seven–time champions Nigeria have drawn a bye into the second round of the qualifying series, with the final competition to hold in Cameroon in November.
The senior women teams of Senegal and Guinea will contend over two legs in March, with the winner to battle the Super Falcons in home-and-away contests between 4–12 April.
The list consists of old legs in the Falcons. They include goalkeepers Ibubeleye Whyte and Sandra Chichi, defenders Onome Ebi, Josephine Chukwunonye, Ngozi Ebere and Joy Jerome. Midfielders Halimatu Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi, Evelyn Nwabuoku and Joy Bokiri, as well as strikers Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Chinwendu Ihezuo and Francisca Ordega are among those called.
All invited players are expected to report at Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye, Abuja on Tuesday.
FULL LIST OF INVITED PLAYERS:
Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels); Sandra Chichi (Bayelsa Queens); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Osun Babes); Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Inneh Queens); Onome Ebi (FC Minsk, Belarus); Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars); Josephine Chukwunonye (Vittsjoe GIK, Sweden); Osinachi Ohale (Rivers Angels); Ngozi Ebere (PSG Ladies, France); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons) and Ugo Njoku (Rivers Angels).
Others are Chisom Henry (Sunshine Queens); Faith Ikidi (Pitea FC, Sweden); Ayomide Ojo (Police Machine); Joy Jegede (Delta Queens); Gladys Akpa (Sunshine Queens); Halimatu Ayinde (New York Flash, USA); Desire Oparanozie (EN Avent de Guingamp, France); Ngozi Okobi (Vittsjoe GIK, Sweden); Asisat Oshoala (Liverpool Ladies); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels); Evelyn Nwabuoku (Kazygurt, Kazakhstan); Martina Ohadugha (Rivers Angels) and Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens).
Also in the list are Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK, Sweden); Ginika Nkeoma (Bayelsa Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Chioma Wogu (Kogi Confluence); Esther Sunday(Trabzon Idman Ozagi, Turkey); Winifred Eyebhokia (Nasarawa Amazons); Chinwendu Ihezuo; Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Chinaza Uchendu (Nasarawa Amazons); Loveth Ayila (Rivers Angels); Ebere Orji (Ferencvaros, Hungary); Joy Bokiri (Bayelsa Queens); Victoria Aidelomon (Bayelsa Queens); Abibat Agbaji (Confluence Queens); Ijeoma Obi (Sunshine Queens) and Emueje Oghiagbevha (Delta Queens)