Oparanozie, Oshoala make Falcons final AWCON shortlist

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the official squad lists of the Super Falcons and the seven other teams ahead of this year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon.

Other players also included are: Faith Ikidi, Onome Ebi, Evelyn Nwabuoko, Rita Chikwelu and Osinachi Ohale.

This year’s AWCON kicks off on November 19 to December 3.

In Group A is Cameroon, South Africa, Egypt and Zimbabwe while defending champions Falcons are in Group B with Ghana, Mali and debutantes Kenya.

Hosts Cameroon will take on Egypt in the opening game of the tournament on November 19 with the Falcons facing Mali on November 20.

Full Falcons squad:

  1. Ibubeleye Whyte, Rivers Angels FC
    2. Faith Ikidi, Pitea IFF (Sweden)
    3. Marvis Ohale, Rivers Angels FC
    4. Osarenoma Igbinovia, Bayelsa Queens FC
    5. Onome Ebi, FC Minsk (Belarus)
    6. Ngozi Ebere, PSG Ladies FC (France)
    7. Chioma Wogu, Rivers Angels FC
    8. Asisat Oshoala, Arsenal Ladies FC (England)
    9. Desire Oparanozie, Guingamp FC (France)
    10. Rita Chikwelu, Umea Ik FE (Sweden)
    11. Esther Sunday, Trabzon FC (Turkey)
    12. Gladys Akpa, Rivers Angels FC
    13. Ngozi Okobi Vittsjo FC (Sweden)
    14. Evelyn Nwabuoku, Guingamp FC (France)
    15. Ugo Njoku, Rivers Angels FC
    16. Alaba Jonathan, Bayelsa Queens FC
    17. Francisca Ordega, Washington Spirit FC (USA)
    18. Halimatu Ayinde, Minsk FC (Belarus)
    19. Ijeoma Obi, Sunshine Queens FC
    20. Uchechi Sunday, Incheon Daeyko Women (Korea)
    21. Rita Akarekor, Delta Queens FC


Aisha JM