Dennerby names Falcons Nwabuoku, 19 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 20-women list to represent Nigeria in the WAFU Women’s Cup tournament in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from May 08 -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 Ivory Coast will tackle Senegal, Togo and Ghana in Group A.
Officials confirmed to on Monday that the Super Falcons delegation will fly out of Nigeria on Tuesday 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 in 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 7th June – 7th July in France.
The Falcons will take on the Senior Women National Team of Burkina Faso in their first match of the WAFU Cup tournament on Thursday, May 09, before tackling their counterparts from Niger Republic on Saturday, May 11. Their last match of the group phase, against Mali, comes up on Tuesday, May 14.

20 Super Falcons for WAFU Cup:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie, Christy Ohiaeriaku, Alaba Jonathan

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna, Chidinma Okeke, Mary Ologbosere, Mariam Ibrahim, Evelyn Nwabuoku

Midfielders: Osarenoma Igbinovia, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Cynthia Aku, Adebisi Saheed, Peace Efih

Forwards: Uchenna Kanu, Alice Ogebe, Chioma Wogu, Esther Sunday, Rafiat Sule, Joy Bokiri, Rita Okoro

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