Ajibade, Igbinovia, lead 33 others to Falcons’ WAFU Cup camp

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Falconets’ ace forward, Rasheedat Ajibade and veteran midfielder, Osas Igbinovia are at the top of a 35-woman list of players invited to the camp of the Super Falcons ahead of the upcoming WAFU Women Cup of Nations scheduled for Cote d’Ivoire from February 10 to 24, 2018.
 
The list, which also has veterans, Joy Jegede and Mariam Ibrahim, as well as junior internationals, Gift Monday, Anam Imo and Mary Ologbosere, was released less than 24 hours after the unveiling in Abuja of new Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby.
 
The WAFU Women Cup of Nations provides a first opportunity for Dennerby and his assistant, Jorgen Petersson, alongside their Nigerian assistants, Oni Olanrewaju Wemimo, Maureen Mmadu, Taiwo Omobolanle Tundun and Precious Dede to bond with the players they will be working with going forward.
 
All the players have been advised to report at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye, Abuja today with their international passports.
 
Eight –time African champions, Nigeria will tackle Benin Republic, Senegal and Togo in Group B of the WAFU Women Cup of Nations, with host Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic to battle it out in Group A.
 
The invited players are Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Inneh Queens); Rita Akarekoh (Delta Queens); Chioma Nwankwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Oluwaseun Bello (Police Machine), all goalkeepers.
 
The defenders in the list are Ayomide Ojo (Police Machine); Kemi Famuditi (Confluence Queens); Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Opeyemi Aiyeniberu (Sunshine Queens); Mary Ologbosere (Rivers Angels); Sarah Ilodubah (Osun Babes); Joy Jegede (Delta Queens); Lilian Tule (Bayelsa Queens) and Uju Okafor (Delta Queens).

To contest for positions in the midfield are Osas Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Ihuoma Onyebuchi (Sunshine Queens); Oluwakemi Toriola (Police Machine); Ogechi Ukwuoma (Delta Queens).

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