Star-studded Nigeria squad storms Banjul

John Mendy
Eight-time champions Nigeria have arrived in Banjul on Monday ahead of Wednesday’s opening leg of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations final round qualifier against the Gambia.
The Super Falcons delegation of 36 departed Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Monday morning and a few hours later, landed at the Banjul International airport.
Coach Thomas Dennerby’s squad of 20 held its first training session at the National Technical Training Center in Yundum just five hours after they have arrived. They are due to hold their final session today at the Independence stadium main bowl at 4pm, an hour before the Queen Scorpions of the Gambia will hold theirs.
The Queen Scorpions as they are nicknamed will face the reigning AWCON (Africa Women’s Cup of Nations) title holders, Nigeria, after eliminating Burkina Faso on penalties in the previous round. Kickoff is at 4pm.
The return leg will take place at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos on Monday, 11th June. The fixture is the last qualifying round for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Ghana later in the year.
Super Falcons squad to face Gambia
GOALKEEPERS: Tochukwu Oluehi, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Alaba Jonathan.
DEFENDERS: Onome Ebi, Faith Ikidi, Josephine Chukwunonye, Christy Ucheibe, Ngozi Ebere and Joy Jegede
MIDFIELDERS: Amarachi Okoronkwo, Anam Imo, Osas Igbinovia, Sonia Okobi, Halimat Ayinde, Esther Sunday and Glory Ogbonna.
ATTACKERS: Desire Oparanozie, Assisat Oshoala, Francesca Ordega and Chinaza Uchendu.
This Week Fixtures in Full:
Gambia vs Nigeria
Algeria vs Ethiopia
Cote d’Ivoire vs Mali
Congo vs Cameroon
Kenya vs Equatorial Guinea
Lesotho vs South Africa
Zambia vs Zimbabwe

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