The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday announced that 30 players have been invited to camp in preparation for the African Women’s Championship which will be hosted by Namibia.
In a press statement signed by the team secretary, Ruth David, the NFF said the players and coaches are expected to report to Serob Hotel Abuja on Sunday for early preparations for the tournament.
Ms. David revealed that letters of invitation have been sent to the clubs for the release of the invited players and urged the clubs to release the players as the competition is very important to the country.
The tournament will hold between October 11 and 25.
Nigeria is in Group A of the tournament with host Namibia, Zambia and Ivory Coast.
Below are the list of invited players:
GOALKEEPERS: Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels),Precious Dede (Ibom Queens),Charity John (Rivers Angels), Juliet Obi (State House FC),Ohieriaku Christy (Oshogbo Queens)
DEFENDERS: Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars),Ebere Ngozi (Rivers Angels),Mariam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons), Josephine Chukwunonye (Rivers Angels), Onome Ebi (FK Minsk,Belarus), Osinachi Ohale (Houston Dash,USA), Ugochi Njoku (Rivers Angels),Gloria Ofoegbu (Rivers Angels),Sarah Nnodim (Delta Queens)
MIDFIELDERS: Ngozi Okobi (Delta Queens), Onyinyechi Ohadugha (Rivers Angels), Chiwendu Ihezue (Pelican Stars), Stella Mbachu (Rivers Angels), Asisat Oshoala (Rivers Angels),Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels), Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels), Halimat Ayinde (Delta Queens), Loveth Ayila (Rivers Angels), Gloria Iroka (Rivers Angels), Rosemary Okezie (Nasarawa Amazon).
ATTACKERS: Desire Oparanozie (En Avent De Guingamp,France) , Francisca Ordega (Pitea IFF,Sweden), Esther Sunday (FK Minsk,Belarus), Uchechi Sunday (Rivers Angels), Pepetua Nkwocha (Sunana SK,Sweden)