African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria have flown to China for a Four-Nation Tournament as they kickstart preparations for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France this summer, AOIFootball.com reports.
A delegation comprising of 16 players and nine officials departed Nigeria aboard an Egypt Airline from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday afternoon and is expected to arrive in the Chinese city of Meizhou, in the Guangdong Province of the world’s most populous nation by Tuesday evening.
Four other players, namely defender Faith Michael, midfielder Rita Chikwelu and forwards Ini-Abasi Umotong and Chinaza Uchendu will fly directly to China from Europe to join the team.
Hosts China, Romania, and the Korea Republic are the other teams taking part in the four–day invitational which kicks off on the 17th of January.
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi; Christy Ohiaeriaku; Chiamaka Nnadozie
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna; Faith Michael; Onome Ebi; Osinachi Ohale; Ugochi Emenayo; Josephine Chukwunonye
Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo; Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene; Rita Chikwelu; Halimat Ayinde
Forwards: Anam Imo; Rasheedat Ajibade; Francisca Ordega ; Chinaza Uchendu; Chinwendu Ihezuo; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Alice Ogebe.