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Super Falcons land in Abidjan ahead of WAFU Women’s Cup tournament

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday in Abuja, said that the Nigeria’s women senior national team, Super Falcons have landed in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

The senior women team are in the west African country for the 2018 WAFU Cup of Nations tournament which will kick-off on Wednesday.

The NFF, in a statement by its Communications Department, said that the new team manager, Thomas Dennerby, was at the head of the contingent.

“The contingent also has with it assistant coaches Wemimo Mathew and Maureen Madu, the team doctor and the physiotherapist.”

The statement said, “However, assistant coach Omobolanle Taiwo and Team Administrator Modupe Shabi will join the team on Wednesday.”

According to the NFF, Super Falcons veteran midfielder Osarenoma Igbinovia, who plays for Bayelsa Queens FC,  lead the squad.

It said, “Other players included Joy Jegede, Rasheedat Ajibade, Chioma Wogu, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Glory Ogbonna, Kemi Famuditi and Anam Imo.”

The Super Falcons, who are the Eight–time African champions will play their first match of the competition on Thursday against Benin Republic, from 3 p.m. Cote d’Ivoire time (4 p.m. Nigeria time).

Then they will take on Senegal on Saturday and Togo on February 19.

The Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Rita Akarekor (Delta Queens); Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Edo Queens)

Defenders: Mary Ologbosere (Rivers Angels); Joy Jegede (Delta Queens); Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Lilian Tule (Bayelsa Queens); Ujunwa Okafor (Delta Queens); Opeyemi Aiyenibereun (Sunshine Queens); Oluwakemi Famuditi (Confluence Queens)

Midfielders: Osarenom Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Ihuoma Onyebuchi (Sunshine Queens); Peace Efih (Edo Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ogechi Ukwuoma (Delta Queens)

Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Chioma Wogu (Rivers Angels); Aminat Yakubu (Bayelsa Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Chinaza Uchendu (Rivers Angels).