Falcons Coach Sets November 8 Deadline For Foreign Players


Nigeria’s senior women coach Florence Omagbemi has set Tuesday, November 8 deadline for oversea-based players yet to report to camp ahead of this month’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

Omagbemi, who have won the African women title for four times, is hoping to have a full complement of her team for preparations with 17 days to the start of this year’s continental showpiece in Cameroon.

As at Tuesday morning, Francisca Ordega, Esther Sunday and Ebere Ngozi are the three foreign-based players to have joined the 22 home-based teammates in camp in Abuja.

Asisat Oshoala, Ngozi Okobi, Faith Ikidi, Halimatu Ayinde, Rita Chikwelu, Onome Ebi, Sunday Uchechi, Desire Oparanozie and Captain Evelyn Nwabuoku complete the list of nine overseas-based players still expected in camp.

Nigeria has been drawn in Group B against Mali, Ghana, and Kenya as they kick start their campaign against Mali on November 20 in Limbe.

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