Super Falcons Coach, Thomas Dennerby has included defender and former team captain Evelyn Nwabuoku and midfielder Amarachi Okoronkwo in the list of 20 Super Falcons to represent Nigeria in the WAFU Women’s Cup Tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The tournament holds 8th -18th May 2019.
Nigeria, who finished third at the last edition in 2018, will play in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali. Host nation Cote d’Ivoire will tackle Senegal, Togo and Ghana in Group A.
Officials confirmed on Monday that the Super Falcons delegation will fly out of Nigeria on Tuesday aboard an Air Ivoire flight, to arrive Abidjan in the afternoon.
The Falcons will take on the Senior Women National Team of Burkina Faso in their first match of the WAFU Cup Tournament on Thursday, 9th May, before tackling their counterparts from Niger Republic on Saturday, 11th May. Their last match of the group phase, against Mali, comes up on Tuesday, 14th May.
20 SUPER FALCONS FOR WAFU CUP
Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie; Christy Ohiaeriaku; Alaba Jonathan
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna; Chidinma Okeke; Mary Ologbosere; Mariam Ibrahim; Evelyn Nwabuoku
Midfielders: Osarenoma Igbinovia; Amarachi Okoronkwo; Cynthia Aku; Adebisi Saheed; Peace Efih
Forwards: Uchenna Kanu; Alice Ogebe; Chioma Wogu; Esther Sunday; Rafiat Sule; Joy Bokiri; Rita Okoro
*By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde*