Nine-time African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria have left for China on a four-nation invitational tournament. Their participation kick-starts their preparations for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France this summer.
A delegation comprising of 16 players and nine officials departed Nigeria aboard an Egypt Air flight from Abuja on Monday afternoon. They are expected to arrive in the Chinese city of Meizhou, in the Guangdong province by Tuesday 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 17th January.
FALCONS FOR CHINA
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi; Christy Ohiaeriaku; Chiamaka Nnadozie
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna; Faith Michael; Onome Ebi; Osinachi Ohale; Ugochi Emenayo; Josephine Chukwunonye
Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo; Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene; Rita Chikwelu; Halimat Ayinde
Forwards: Anam Imo; Rasheedat Ajibade; Francisca Ordega; Chinaza Uchendu; Chinwendu Ihezuo; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Alice Ogebe