African Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria touch down in Casablanca, Morocco the host nation on Monday for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON.

They would camp for one week to settle down for a serious business by intensifying their preparations towards making a good impression in the competition as the defending Champions, they would move to Rabat to confront South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in their first match of the tournament on Monday, July 4th before other games against Botswana and Burundi.

The Nigerian contingent which comprises of 25 players, technical crew, backroom staff and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) management staff and as well as an Executive Committee member who will be the leader of delegation, departed through Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

Meanwhile, head Coach Randy Waldrum has picked Captain Onome Ebi and 24 other players to represent Nigeria at the 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Morocco, 2nd – 23rd July.

The list of the nine-time champions is an interesting mix of the old guard and new blood, with veterans Tochukwu Oluehi, Ebi, Rita Chikwelu, Osinachi Ohale, Francisca Ordega and Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene on board, as well as defenders Ashleigh Plumptre, Nicole Payne and Michelle Alozie, midfielder Regina Otu and forwards Vivian Ikechukwu, Gift Monday and Ifeoma Onumonu

The Super Falcons will confront South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in their first match of the tournament on Monday, 4th July before other games against Botswana (7th July) and Burundi (10th July).

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All four semi finalists at the championship in Morocco will qualify to represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Super Falcons Full Lists For The 12TH Women AFCON Morocco 2022:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Tochukwu Oluehi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel); Yewande Balogun (Coppermine United, USA)

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Santa Teresa FC, Spain); Onome Ebi (En Avant Guingamp, France); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens)

Midfielders: Peace Efih (Kiryat Gat, Israel); Halimatu Ayinde (Eskilstuna FC, Sweden); Toni Oyedupe Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna FC, Sweden)

Forwards: Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Chinonyerem Macleans (GSK Gornik Leczna, Poland); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Gift Monday (Bayelsa Queens)

Also players dropped from the team have left the Bolton White Hotel Abuja of the Super Falcons. The dropped players are
Goalkeeper, Rita Akarekor; defenders: Chidinma Okeke, Ngozi Emenayo and Opeyemi Sunday; midfielders: Suliat Abideen, Amanda Uju Mbadinuju and Charity Adule, and forward Anam Imo.
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