Wednesday, November 7, 2018

AWCON 2018 : Ugochi,Ogonna dropped as Sanusi clarifies kit issues

AWCON 2018: Ugochi, Ogonna dropped as Sanusi clarifies kit issues

With ten days to the start of the 11th edition of the Total Women African cup of nations, Head Coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria Thomas Dennerby have released a list of 21 players who will fly Nigeria’s flag at the Mundial in Ghana.

Nasarawa Amazons defender Ugochi Emenayo and midfielder
Ogonna Chukwudi who plies her trade in Kristiansand DFF, Sweden are the two players dropped from the squad.

The championship which starts next week will be used as a 2019 FIFA Women World Cup qualifier with the top three nations in Ghana representing the continent at the World Cup next year in France.

The eight-time champions, presently at the world-renowned Sol Beni, Abidjan (Academy of 1998 African champions ASEC Mimosas FC) for an eight-day final camping, will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, 14th November.

However, pictures of the Super Falcons team all dressed in mufti as they departed for the next phase of camping in Abidjan drew the attention of followers of the game.

The issue of the team being properly kitted sparked reactions of negligence on the part of the NFF as regards female football in the country with the comparison to the male teams occupying a large chunk of the reactions.

Reacting to this, the secretary general of the NFF Dr Mohammed Sanusi put off such claims.

"It will be wrong for anybody to say that the Super Falcons have been abandoned especially those who have seen where they camped in Lagos. Those who saw their training will attest to the fact that they trained in the Nigerian Jersey so it will be very wrong of anybody to say they have been abandoned".

"On the issue of what they are going to use in camp, by tomorrow the head of technology is going to take the kits to them because the kits were at the port and they have been cleared so we are going to take it to them". Sanusi added.


Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Ebere (Barcelona FC, Cyprus); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Josephine Chukwunonye (Asarum AIF, Sweden)

Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Okobi (Eskiltuna UTD, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (Kristiansand DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden)

Forwards: Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian, China); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Biik Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)

By Ekikerebong Monday

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