Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has named a 27-man provisional squad the final camp in Austria ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in France from 7th June to 7th July 2019. The bulk of the group is from the team who won a record 11th African women’s championship in Ghana last year.
Meanwhile, the African champions will depart from Abuja for Austria on Monday, 20th May for the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf – the same facility where the Super Eagles had their final camping programme just before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Three-time African Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala from Barcelona who is set to feature in this weekend’s Champions League final as well as France-based striker Desire Oparanozie is in the squad.
Nigeria’s final list of 23 players for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will emerge from this group of 27.
Four players will be dropped towards the end of the two-week camping in Austria, according to a report from the communications department of the Nigerian Football Federation.
The Super Falcons will then depart Austria on 4th June to Reims, where they will start their World Cup campaign against Norway on 8th June.
The Super Falcons are in Group A alongside France, Norway and South Korea.
The 27 Players for Super Falcons’ Pre-World Cup Final Camp are as follows:
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Alaba Jonathan (Bayelsa Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens)
Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Ngozi Ebere (Arna Bjornar, Norway); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Josephine Chukwunonye (Kungsbacka DFF, Sweden); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo)
Midfielders: Cecilia Nku (Ferencvaros Torna, Hungary); Rita Chikwelu (Kristiansand DFF, Sweden); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna United, Sweden); Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels); Ogonna Chukwudi (Djurgardens IF, Sweden); Halimatu Ayinde (Eskilstuna United, Sweden); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons)
Forwards: Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Anam Imo (Malmo FC Rosengard, Sweden); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Uchenna Kanu (Southeastern University, USA); Rasheedat Ajibade (Alvadsnes IL, Norway); Francisca Ordega (Shanghai W. FC); Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton Hove & Albion, England); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels).