The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has called up 30 players to camp ahead of the African Women’s Championship (AWC), slated for October 11 to 25 in Namibia.
The Super Falcons team administrator Ruth David says all invited players and coaches are expected to report to Serob Hotel in Abuja on Sunday.
She said letters of invitation have been forwarded to the players’ respective clubs for prompt release.
Fresh from a second-place finish at the Fifa Women’s Under-20 World Cup in Canada last month, Rivers Angels’ trio of Asisat Oshoala, Loveth Ayila and Uchechi Sunday, as well as Pelican Stars’s Chiwendu Ihezuo are included in the list.
Six-time champions, Nigeria, are drawn in the same group with hosts, Namibia, debutantes, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.
Goalkeepers: Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels),Precious Dede (Ibom Queens),Charity John (Rivers Angels), Juliet Obi (State House FC),Ohieriaku Christy (Oshogbo 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 Ihezue (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).
Strikers: Desire Oparanozie (En Avent De Guingamp,France) , Francisca Ordega (Pitea IFF,Sweden), Esther Sunday (FK Minsk,Belarus), Uchechi Sunday (Rivers Angels), Pepetua Nkwocha (Sunana SK,Sweden)