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Title: SUPER FALCONS GO ON ‘REDEMPTION MISSION’ – Target to Win African Women Championship in Namibia (See AWC Fixtures and Nigeria team list)
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African Women Championship (AWC) starts this weekend, from October 11 – 25 in Windoek Namibia. Super Falcons of Nigeria have placed...


African Women Championship (AWC) starts this weekend, from October 11 – 25 in Windoek Namibia. Super Falcons of Nigeria have placed  alongside host Namibia, Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia in Group A.

But for the unpredictable nature of football, I would have concluded that Super Falcons has already won the AWC even before kicking the first ball in the tournament.

May be, you are not sure what to expect from this Nigerian squad, wait until you see their first match against Cote d’Ivoire, then you’ll have no choice but to bow to their superior fire power.


Sat
11/10/14





 7pm Nigeria time
Sun
12/10/14






Tue
14/10/14






Wed
15/10/14






Fri
17/10/14








Watch out of these ladies! I think this is the most balance squad Nigeria has ever assembled – a blend of experience and some young tenacious ladies. Most of them from the renowned River Angels. I can beat my chest and boast that this team can beat most men’s national teams in Africa, and I am not exerggerating.

The Coach, Edwin Okon, decided to selected a crack squad this time around. “There’s no surprises!” he said, “We are ready to contain such fluke like the one Equatorial Guinea displayed at the last edition.”

You may recall that Equatorial Guinea won the last edition, but the ladies promise to redeem the country’s image in Namibia.

Okon named 11 players from the local side , Rivers Angels, which included the top scorer and most valuable player at the last FIFA u-20 womwn World cup in Canada, Asisat Oshoala.

He also included 6 foreign based stars: four times Africa footballer of the year, Perpetua Nkwocha, then Esther Sunday, Francisca ordega, Osinachi Ohale, Josephine Chukwuonye and Onome Ebi.

This squad is on ‘redemption mission!’ “The target isn’t just to qualify for FIFA World cup in Canada next year, but to win AWC and regain our 1st place in Africa.” Okon explained.

Nigeria has won the title six times since the inception, only loosing it twicein 2006 and 2012.


Super Falcons Team List

Precious Dede
Current Club: Ibom Angels, Nigeria
Position: Goalkeeper
Date Of Birth: 18 January 1980
Age: 34

Name: Ibubeleye Whyte
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Goalkeeper
Date Of Birth: 9 January 1992
Age: 22

Name: Christy Ohieriaku
Current Club: Osun Babes, Nigeria
Position: Goalkeeper
Date Of Birth: 23 December 1997
Age: 17

Name: Osinachi Ohale
Current Club: Houston Dash, USA
Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 21 December 1991
Age: 22

Name: Josephine Chukwunonye
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 19 March 1992
Age: 22

Name: Gloria Ofoegbu
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 3 January 1992
Age: 22

Name: Onome Ebi
Current Club: FK Minsk, Belarus
Position:
Date Of Birth: 5 August 1983
Age: 31

Name: Ngozi Ebere
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 5 August 1991
Age: 23

Name: Ugo Njoku
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 27 November 1994
Age: 19

Name: Evelyn Nwabuoku
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 14 November 1985
Age: 28

Name: Onyinyechi Ohadugha
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth:  5 May 1991
Age: 23

Name: Glory Iroka
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 3 January 1990
Age: 24

Name: Cecilia Nku
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 26 October 1992
Age: 21

Name: Ayinde Halimatu
Current Club: Delta Queens, Nigeria
Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 16 May 1995
Age: 19

Name: Ngozi Okobi
Current Club: Delta Queens, Nigeria
Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 14 December 1993
Age: 20

Name: Desire Oparanozie
Current Club: En Avant de Guingamp, France
Position: Attack
Date Of Birth: 17 December 1993
Age: 20

Name: Perpetua Nkwocha
Current Club: Sunnana SK, Sweden
Position: Attack
Date Of Birth: 3 January 1976
Age: 38

Name: Esther Sunday
Current Club: FK Minsk, Belarus
Position: Attack
Date Of Birth: 13 March 1992
Age: 22

Name: Asisat Oshoala
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Attack
Date Of Birth: 9 October 1994
Age: 19
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Name: Stella Mbachu
Current Club: Rivers Angels, Nigeria
Position: Attack
Date Of Birth: 16 April 1978
Age: 36

Name: Francisca Ordega
Current Club: Pitea IF, Sweden
Position: Attack
Date Of Birth: 19 October 1993
Age: 20

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