Ikhana picks 21 players for Zimbabwe tie

Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Kadiri Ikhana, named a 21-woman squad on Tuesday for the two African Women’s Championship (AWC) qualifying games against Zimbabwe and the two-leg friendly tie against South Africa women’s team, Banyana Banyana. 

Three-time African Female Footballer of the Year, Perpetua Nkwocha, joins Rita Chikwelu and Onome Ebi as the three foreign-based players included in the squad. 

Meanwhile Chidimma Okoro, Joy Jegede, Regina McFancy, Abosede Olukayode and Shola Oyewusi were included in the national squad for the first time.

Ikhana explained at the press conference to unveil the list of players that the three overseas players will return to their clubs after the AWC qualifier with Zimbabwe, leaving 18 players to proceed to South Africa for the friendly game with Banyana Banyana on June 3rd.

The full list

Goalkeepers: Precious Dede (Bayelsa Queens, Captain), Tochukwu Oluehi (Sunshine Queens).

Defenders: Gloria Ofoegbu (Rivers Angels), Ngozi Ebere (Rivers Angels), Chidimma Okoro (Rivers Angels), Onyinyechi Ohadugha (Rivers Angels), Evelyn Nwabuiku (Rivers Angels), Onome Ebi (Atasehir Belediyesi, Turkey), Joy Jegede (Delta Queens), Gladys Akpa (Sunshine Queens), Regina McFancy (Rivers Angels).

Midfielders: Stella Mbachu (Rivers Angels, Assistant Captain), Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK, Sweden), Gloria Iroka (Rivers Angels), Akudo Iwuagwu (Delta Queens), Esther Sunday (Sunshine Queens)

Attackers: Perpetua Nkwocha (Sunnana SK, Sweden), Amenze Aighewi (Rivers Angels), Abosede Olukayode (Serezo Queens, Ilorin), Desire Oparanozie (Delta Queens), Shola Oyewusi (Sunshine Queens).

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.