Omagbemi hails Aisha Buhari Cup tourney as Cameroun unveil squad
Pioneer captain of Nigeria’s Senior Women National Team, Florence Omagbemi, said that the upcoming Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament is a great booster to the development and sustainability of women football on the African continent.
The 46-year-old, who is the first woman to have won the Women Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and as coach, stated that the tournament will help the six teams to prepare ahead of their AWCON qualifiers.
“The Aisha Buhari Cup is a big boost to women football development in Africa. This will allow the coach a better look at the squad against African teams and also give the fans an opportunity to watch their darling team compete against some of the best in Africa,” she said.
She added that the tournament will be an opportunity for Super Falcons’ Coach, Randy Waldrum, to see his team play against fellow top African teams.
Meanwhile, Cameroun’s Head Coach, Gabriel Zabo, has extended invitations to 10 overseas-based players ahead of the tournament holding in Lagos between September 13 and 21.
The 10 players will join the successful ones from the 30 home-based ladies who were called to camp earlier. Squad: Carole Mimboue (AJ Auxerre); Claudine Meffometou (FC Fleury 91); Kith Mayi (Stade de Reims); Marie Aurelle Awona (Napoli); Grace Yango (FC Fleury 91); Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (CSKA Moscow); Ajara Nchout (Atletico Madrid); Rose Bella (Malabo King); Colette Ndzana (Bielorussie); Claudia Voulania (Bielorussie).