Dennerby lists Nwabuoku, Okoronkwo, 18 others for WAFU Cup
Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby has included defender and former team captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku and midfielder, Amarachi Okoronkwo in the list of 20 players to represent Nigeria in the WAFU Women’s Cup tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire May 8 to 18, 2019.
Nigeria, who finished in third place at the last edition of the competition in 2018, will play in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali. Host nation Cote d’Ivoire will tackle Senegal, Togo and Ghana in Group A.
Officials confirmed to thenff.com yesterday that the Super Falcons’ delegation will fly out of Nigeria today aboard an Air Ivoire flight, to arrive Abidjan in the afternoon.
Dennerby stated last week that the WAFU Women’s Cup Tournament is important for the home–based professionals, as it will determine the number of them that he will include his list for the final training camp at the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place June 7 to July 7 in France.
The Falcons will take on Burkina Faso in their first match of the WAFU Cup on Thursday before tackling their counterparts from Niger Republic on Saturday. Their last match of the group phase, against Mali, comes up on May 14.
The players in the team are goalkeepers Chiamaka Nnadozie, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Alaba Jonathan.
The defenders are Glory Ogbonna, Chidinma Okeke, Mary Ologbosere, Mariam Ibrahim and Evelyn Nwabuoku.
To vie for positions in the midfield are Osarenoma Igbinovia, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Cynthia Aku, Adebisi Saheed and Peace Efih, while in the attack are Uchenna Kanu, Alice Ogebe, Chioma Wogu, Esther Sunday, Rafiat Sule; Joy Bokiri and Rita Okoro.
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