AHEAD FRANCE 2019
Super Falcons will continue their preparations for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup in France today with another friendly with Spain’s first division club, UMF Selfoss.
The Nigerian delegation, including 24 players left Lagos on Monday night for the Spanish city of Murcia for the tune up match.
After the second game, the African champions will continue their preparations with a potentially-explosive encounter with the Canadians on Monday, 8th April.
The Falcons have already taken in two matches at the China Tournament in Meizhou in January and four matches at the Cyprus Women’s Cup in February.
After their exploits in Spain, the nine-time African champions will prepare to take part in the eight-nation WAFU B Women’s Tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in May.
Organizers announced on Tuesday that the tournament will hold 8th-18th May in the Ivorian capital, with the senior women teams of hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic taking part.
The draw ceremony for the WAFU B Tournament has been scheduled for Tuesday, 16th April.
After the WAFU Cup tourney, the Super Falcons will move to the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf in Austria – the same facility that hosted the Super Eagles ahead of their flight to Russia for the FIFA World Cup finals last year summer.
From Austria, the Falcons will fly into France, where they take on Norway, Korea Republic and tournament hosts France in the group stage of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, holding between 7th June and 7thJuly.
24 SUPER FALCONS IN SPAIN
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi; Alaba Jonathan; Chiamaka Nnadozie
Defenders: Faith Michael; Onome Ebi; Osinachi Ohale; Josephine Chukwunonye; Ngozi Ebere; Patricia George
Midfielders: Ngozi Okobi; Rita Chikwelu; Halimatu Ayinde; Cecilia Nku; Ogonna Chukwudi
Forwards: Asisat Oshoala; Rasheedat Ajibade; Anam Imo; Chinaza Uchendu; Courtney Dike; Desire Oparanozie; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Alice Ogebe; Antionette Oyedupe Payne; Uchenna Kanu