By Dehinbo Timothy
Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega and Desire Oparanozie as well as
captain Evelyn Nwabouku lead the list of players picked for the
tournament scheduled to hold in November. The squad is made up of eight
foreign based players and 22 home based professionals.
The Falcons are drawn in Group B against arch-rivals Ghana, Kenya and
Mali as they aim for their eighth record title. Onome Ebi, Halimatu
Ayinde, Josephine Chukwunonye and Cecilia Nku who were members of the
2014-winning squad were not handed an invite.
Coach Omagbemi’s side edged Senegal 3-1 on aggregate to reach the
competition which is to be held in Cameroon. Nigeria face Mali in their first
game on November 20, 2016 at the Stade Municipal de Limbe.
LIST OF INVITED PLAYERS
Ngosi Ebere (PSG), Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit), Rita Chikwelu
(Umeå IK), Faith Ikidi (Pitea IF), Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies),
Desire Oparanozie (Guingamp), Evelyn Nwabouku (Guingamp), Ngozi Okobi
(Vittsjo GIK), Chiima Nwankwo (Adamawa Queens), Nneka Julius (Adamawa
Queens), Nneka Ike (Ibom Angels), Sherifat Saheed (Sunshine Queens),
Ibebeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels), Chioma Wogu (Rivers Angels), Osaremoma
Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens), Akpa Gladys (Rivers Angels), Abasi Gladys
(Sunshine Queens), Alaba Jonathan (Bayelsa Queens), Sheun Bello
(Confluence Queens), Alice Ogodo (Delta Queens), Edoho Blessing (Pelican
Stars), Aluko Yetunde (Sunshine Queens), Rita Akarekor (Delta Queens),
Uwandu Nkemakolami (Edo Queens), Ugo Njoku (Rivers Angels), Toyla
Maureen (Confluence Queens), Anam IMO (Nasarawa Amazons), Gloria Iroka
(Rivers Angels), Ijeoma Obi (Sunshine Queens), Aluko Yetunde (Sunshine
Queens), Osinache Ohale (Rivers Angels).
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