Super Falcons prepare ahead of November’s Africa Cup of Nations


Super Falcons Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby, has invited 45 players for the first phase of camping of the team, ahead of November’s Africa Cup of Nations holding in Ghana.

A statement by Ademola Olajire, spokesperson of the Nigeria Football Federation, said 45 players made up of 29 home-based and 19 overseas-based professionals have been invited to camp.

On the list of players who are expected to resume camp in Lagos today are reigning African Woman Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, ace forward Desire Oparanozie, goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie and defender Glory Ogbonna among others.

Cup holders and winners of eight out of the 10 editions of the championship staged so far, the Super Falcons qualified to defend their title in Ghana after spanking their Gambian counterpart home and away in their only qualification fixture.

The 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations will be staged in the Ghanaian cities of Accra and Cape Coast from Nov. 17 to Dec. 1, 2018.

The Draw for the eight –nation championship has been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21.