…Opens account with Mali Nov 1

By Jacob Ajom

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will depart for South Africa tonight to participate in the 2010 Africa Women Championships kicking off October 31.

The five-times champions have vowed to reclaim the title currently held by Equatorial Guinea.

Team coach, Uche Eucharia has vowed to unleash her armada on the rest of the contending countries and said there would spare no chance in the battle for reclamation.

The current Falcons may be the hottest products in South Africa as the squad is made up of a combined force of the U-17, U-20 and the surviving members of the Super Falcons teams.

Captain Perpetual Nkwocha of Sunana SK, Sweden, dazzling winger Stella Mbachu of Rivers Angels and former Falconets stars, Oparanozie Desire of Delta Queens and Orji Ebere of Rivers Angels are among the new 21 Super Falcons who will represent Nigeria at the Africa Women Championship in South Africa.

The new final list of players was  released Friday by  head coach, Uche Eucharia. Bayelsa Queens I has goalkeeper Dede Precious, Oluehi Tochukwu, Ordega Francisca, and Sadoh Lorreta.

Delta Queens FC has Ajagba Chioma, Ohale Osinachi, Okobi Ngozi, and Ukaonu Helen.

From Rivers Angels are Jerome Ulunma, Akpa Gladys, Iroka Glory, and Chukwunoye Josephine.

Sunshine Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and Makwada Babes contributed one player each in Sunday Esther, Okorokwo Amarachi and Ayila Loveth.

Two other foreign based players, Chikwelu Rita of Umea IK FC Sweden, and Ebi Onome, Djurgardens FC, Sweden complete the list.

According to the Chief Media Officer of the NFF, Mr. Robinson Okosun the team is expected to depart for South Africa aboard Arik Air from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Falcons will take on Mali on Monday 1st November, South Africa November 4, and Tanzania on November 7, 2010 in the group matches.

The championship will end on November 14.


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