Super Falcons off to China for four-nation tourney
As part of their preparation for the France 2019 FIFA Women World Cup, a 25-man Super Falcons’ delegation left Abuja yesterday to China where they will pay in a four-nation invitational tournament.
The Super Falcons’ delegation of 16 players and nine officials departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard an EgyptAir flight and are expected to arrive in the Chinese city of Meizhou, in the Guangdong province of the world’s most populous nation this evening.
Four other players, namely defender Faith Michael, midfielder Rita Chikwelu and forwards Ini-Abasi Umotong and Chinaza Uchendu will fly direct to China from Europe to join the team.Hosts China, Romania and Korea Republic are the other teams taking part in the four-day invitational starting on Thursday.
The players in the delegation are goalkeepers, Tochukwu Oluehi, Christy Ohiaeriaku, and Chiamaka Nnadozie. There are six defenders including Glory Ogbonna, Faith Michael, Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Ugochi Emenayo and Josephine Chukwunonye, while Amarachi Okoronkwo, Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, Rita Chikwelu, and Halimat Ayinde are the midfielders.The forwards are Anam Imo, Rasheedat Ajibade, Francisca Ordega, Chinaza Uchendu, Chinwendu Ihezuo, Ini-Abasi Umotong, and Alice Ogebe.
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