Super Falcons’ Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has cut to 15 the number of home-based professionals in camp for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals holding in Ghana.
Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), in a statement on Monday in Abuja said the team had been training at Epe in Lagos.
“The coach, who graciously allowed the players to feature for their respective clubs in the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) at the weekend, recalled a handful of those he feels can give the invited overseas-based professional players good fight for places in the final squad,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria aim to retain her continental title and claim the trophy for the ninth time in 11 championships.
“Among those retained in camp for the second phase camping which will commence immediately are four goalkeepers — Tochukwu Oluehi, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Onyinyechukwu Okeke.
“Others are Anam Imo, Rasheedat Ajibade, Peace Efih, Glory Ogbonna, Chioma Wogu, Alice Ogebe, Amarachi Okoronkwo and Chidinma Okeke.
“Also retained are Ugochi Emenayo, Sarah Nnodim and Nneka Julius,’’ Olajire added.
The NFF official disclosed that Nasarawa Amazons’ defender Christy Ucheibe was sent home from the first phase camp on account of sustaining a long-term knee injury.