Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Edwin Okon, has submitted his final 21-man list of the players that would represent Nigeria at next month's African Women Championship in line with CAF’s 29th September deadline.
Most valuable player of the FIFA U20 Women World Cup, Asisat Oshoala, as expected made the final cut, despite assumptions that Okon might make one or two surprise omissions, considering some players haven’t been part of the two week camp. Okon, however, chose to keep faith in his highly experienced foreign contingent which includes experienced defenders Esther Sunday, Onome Ebi, and one of the most fearsome strikers in the world, Desire Oparanozie.
Coach Okon said that the players are in the best form of their lives and admits it is not easy to drop any of them.
Meanwhile, team Algeria, which has been in Windhoek since Sunday, were the first team to arrive in Namibia for the Championship before Ghana’s Black Queens. South Africa also arrived the country yesterday.
The five others; Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia are expected from 7 October 2014, four days before the opening ceremony.
Hosts Namibia, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia are in Group A whilst Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, and South Africa make up Group B.
The three top finishers at the tournament will represent the continent at the 2015 FIFA women’s World Cup in Canada.