Ghana 2018: Falcons in training

By Dozzy Samuel

Barely one week to the first leg of the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifying match between Nigeria and Gambia, invited foreign-based players have started arriving the Super Falcons’ camp in Abuja, reports.

Among the latest to hit camp on Tuesday is reliable striker, Desire Ugochi Oparanozie who plays her club football with EA Guingamp in France.

Sources close to the team revealed that China-based duo of Assisat Oshoala (striker) and defender Onome Ebi are on their way to the camp on Wednesday afternoon while the rest of the 10 professional players invited from abroad will join the camp before weekend.

Faith Ikidi of Pitea IF, Sweden is expected to arrive in Abuja on Saturday, just as defender Ngozi Ebere, who plays in Cyprus was the earliest to arrive camp about two weeks ago.

Other overseas-based players invited for the crucial match in Gambia are defenders Osinachi Ohale and Josephine Chukwunonye; midfielders Halimat Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi and Captain Rita Chikwelu, as well as winger Francisca Ordega.

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