Falcons begins training in Spain ahead of two friendly ties

Super Falcons By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 04/04/2019

The Super Falcons of Nigeria begins their training in Spain ahead of their preparatory games against Icelandic first division club, UMF Selfoss and Canada.

The nine-time African champions will take on UMF Selfoss on Thursday, 4th April, before battling with the Canadians on Monday, four days later with both games will be played in the city of Murcia.

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby‘s side having played six friendlies – two at the China Tournament in Meizhou in January and four matches at the Cyprus Women’s Cup will also take part in the eight-nation WAFU B Women’s Tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in May.

The eight-nation WAFU B Women’s Tournament will hold from the 8th of May to the 18th with hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Burkina Faso and the Niger Republic taking part.

The draw ceremony for the WAFU B Tournament has been scheduled for Tuesday, 16th April.

After the WAFU Cup tourney, the Super Falcons will move to the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf in Austria for their final camping ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, which kicks off from June 7 to July 7.

The Super Falcons will take on Norway, the Korea Republic and tournament host France in the group stage of the competition.


Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi; Alaba Jonathan; Chiamaka Nnadozie

Defenders: Faith Michael; Onome Ebi; Osinachi Ohale; Josephine Chukwunonye; Ngozi Ebere; Patricia George

Midfielders: Ngozi Okobi; Rita Chikwelu; Halimatu Ayinde; Cecilia Nku; Ogonna Chukwudi

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala; Rasheedat Ajibade; Anam Imo; Chinaza Uchendu; Courtney Dike; Desire Oparanozie; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Alice Ogebe; Antionette Oyedupe Payne; Uchenna Kanu