Head Coach of the Senior Women National Team, known as Super Falcons, Mr. Kadiri Ikhana has called to camp 53 players for a first phase programme that will begin in Abuja on Sunday, April 15.
The list of 12 goalkeepers and 13 defenders also included 11 midfielders and 17 strikers. The players are expected to report to the Serab Legacy Hotel, Wuye in the Federal Capital on Sunday.
Veteran goalkeepers Precious Dede and Tochukwu Oluehi, defenders Ulunma Jerome, midfielders Akudo Iwuagwu, Martina Ohadugha, Glory Iroka and strikers Stella Mbachu and Shola Oyewusi are joined by young blood like goalkeepers Dikachi Uzor and Chioma Nwankwo, defenders Esther Udegbe and Regina McFancy, midfielders Tessy Biahwo and Blessing Ukeme and strikers Rosemary Okezie and Funmilayo Kuzebe.
The Super Falcons, holders of the African Women Championship title, will play off against Zimbabwe in a two-leg fixture to guarantee a place at this year’s finals, billed for Equatorial Guinea in November.
Zimbabwe host the first leg of the fixture on May 27 with the return leg in Nigeria on June 16.