Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons will return to camp in Abuja this Thursday, as coach of the side, Thomas Dennerby begins preparations towards the first round qualifiers for the Olympic Games.
Dennerby has set his mind on seeing his side came through the African qualifying race, in which they start against Algeria, for the women’s football tournament of next year’s Games in Tokyo, Japan, hence his decision to invite 30 players to start camping in Abuja.
Nigeria’s battles with Algeria in the first round of the qualifying fixtures will see both legs concluded between 26th August and 3rd September, ahead of which all the invited players are expected to arrive at Chida Hotel, Abuja on Thursday.
Nigeria Football Federation announced that the return leg of fixture, which first leg will be in Algeria, will take place at Agege Stadium, Lagos, which is one of the venues inspected by a FIFA team on Tuesday as possible host venue of the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup next year.
The invited goalkeepers are Jonathan Alaba (Bayelsa Queens); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Delta Queens); Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels).
Defenders are Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo); Abidemi Ibe (Bayelsa Queens); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Margaret Etim (Rivers Angels); Maryam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons); Maureen Okpala (Confluence Queens); Joy Duru (Nasarawa Amazons).
Listed midfielders are Peace Efih (Rivers Angels); Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels); Adebisi Saheed (Bayelsa Queens); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels); Regina Otu (Pelican Stars); and Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens).
The invited forwards are: Adejoke Ejalonibu (Nasarawa Amazons); Rafiat Sule (Rivers Angels); Joy Bokiri (Bayelsa Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Nneka Julius (Edo Queens); Tessy Biahwo (Bayelsa Queens); Lola Phillip (Nasarawa Amazons); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens); Rofiat Imuran (Sunshine Queens); and Joy Jerry (Bayelsa Queens).