18 Falcon players fly to Dakar

Nokai Origin, Abuja

Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Florence Omagbemi has picked eighteen players out of the lot in camp for the battle against the Terenga Lioness of Senegal slated for Friday, 8th April in Dakar.

The Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, will fly out of the country on Tuesday for the first leg of their 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations final qualifying fixture against their Senegalese counterparts.

The Senegalese Football Federation has confirmed to the NFF that the first leg match will take place in Dakar on Friday, 8th April, while the NFF has also confirmed Tuesday, 12th April for the return leg in Abuja.

Senegal ousted Guinea in the earlier round and their reward is a two –leg confrontation with the African champions, with the winner earning a slot at the 10thAfrica Women Cup of Nations to be staged by Cameroon later this year.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Florence Omagbemi has expressed confidence that the Falcons will not only scale the Senegalese hurdle, but go ahead to successfully defend their African crown in Cameroon later in the year.

Omagbemi, while speaking to the press after Tuesday’s training session said: “It is not easy for me to drop anyone for this game. I wish I could go to Dakar with all the players but I cannot. We have to keep working together to achieve our common goal, which is winning. We are going to Senegal to win.”

She told the players who were dropped: “Not going to Senegal does not mean that you are not part of the team. You may not be part of the team going to Dakar now but you will still have the opportunity of fighting for a place in the team for the return leg next week.

18 Falcons for Senegal:

Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels); Sandra Chichi (Bayelsa Queens); Onome Ebi (FC Minsk, Belarus); Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars); Josephine Chukwunonye (Vittsjoe GIK, Sweden); Osinachi Ohale (Rivers Angels); Ugo Njoku (Rivers Angels); Gladys Akpa (Sunshine Queens); Desire Oparanozie (EN Avent de Guingamp, France); Ngozi Okobi (Vittsjoe GIK, Sweden); Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies); Evelyn Nwabuoku (Kazygurt, Kazakhstan); Winifred Eyebhokia (Nasarawa Amazons); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK, Sweden); Chioma Wogu (Kogi Confluence); Ebere Orji (Ferencvaros, Hungary)

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