Falconets return to camp ahead of World Cup.
Lekan Sowande, Abuja.
Nigeria’s national under -20 female team, the Super Falcons, will resume camping this weekend in Abuja, ahead of the FIFA World Cup scheduled for August in Japan.
The Nigerians girls, runners up of the last edition, swept past Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo in the African qualifying series, reaching the finals, without conceding a goal after scoring 13.
The finals are to be played in Japan between August 19 and September 8 this year.
Inspirational skipper Gloria Ofoegbu tops the list of 35 players from which Head Coach, Edwin Okon will pick his final list for the tournament that will be played in five Japanese cities.
The Falconets have been drawn in Group B of the four-group preliminary phase, alongside Korea Republic, Brazil and Italy.
They first play the Koreans in Saitama on August 19, before taking on Brazil in the same city three days later and then tackling Italy in Kobe on August 26.
The cities of Tokyo, Kobe, Miyagi, Saitama and Hiroshima will host the sixth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals.
Full List Of The Invited Players
Gloria Ofoegbu, Josephine Chukwunonye, Ebere Orji, Uchechi Sunday,
Francisca Ordega, Ebubeleye Whyte, Jennifer Osawaru, Ugo Njoku, Grace,
Eyebhoria, Chidinma Okoro (Rivers Angels), Ugochi Okafor, Chioma
Nwankwo, Stella Henry, Blessing Edoho, Bukola Ogunnoiki (Pelican
Stars), Cecilia Nku, Charity Adule (Bayelsa Queens) Desire Oparanozie,
Ngozi Okobi, Jane David (Delta Queens), Asisat Oshoala (FC Robo).
Others are Lola Philips, Fasilat Adeyemo (Confluence Queens), Esther Sunday, Damilola Akano (Sunshine Queens), Prudent Ugoh (Nasarawa Amazons), Vivian Okotie, Osarenoma Igbinovia (Inneh Queens), Juliana Osuji (Nitto Queens), Abosede Olukayode, Charity Elibor (Cerezo Queens), Tina Chinyere (FCT Queens), Ayeniberun Opeyemi, Rosemary Okoro (Tokas Queens), Chiamaka Okafor (Tewo Queens)