The Nigeria senior womenâ€™s team, Super Falcons, will today travel out of the country for a two â€“match international friendliesâ€™ programme against the senior team of North Korea.
Coach Eucharia Uche will lead out an 18â€“man playing squad and other technical officials aboard Ethiopian Airline aircraft for the programme that is designed to put the fiveâ€“time African champions in good shape ahead of their 2010 African Women Championship against Cote dâ€™Ivoire next month.
The first match against the North Koreans will take place in Pyongyang on Sunday while the second match will take place on Tuesday next week.
Coach Uche said: â€œWe are happy this opportunity is coming at this time. North Korea is among the leading nations in womenâ€™s football in the world and their team will provide us with stiff oppositionâ€.
Among the 18 players heading to North Korea are goalkeepers Precious Dede and Tochukwu Oluehi, Martina Ohadugha, Ulumma Jerome, Lilian Cole, Josephine Chukwunonye, Tawa Ishola, Stella Godwin, Ebere Orji, Gift Otuwe, Akudo Iwuagwu, Loretta Sador and Titilayo Mekuneyi.